Humanities

History 
 
Below you will find a task page and, with the help of National Geographic Kids, some supporting resources for your year group. 
 
Why not give these a go and we would love to see some of your finished work, so please feel free to post these. Happy humanities! 

History Lessons on Podcasts

 

For any West Jesmond History keen beans, Radio 4 is launching a new history programme presented by the expert behind the Horrible Histories TV show as part of the BBC's lockdown education push.

Greg Jenner will host Homeschool History, which will provide 15 minute history lessons across a range of topics, many of them linked to the school curriculum - including The Space Race, The Stone Age and Charles Dickens.

Starting on Monday 20th April you can follow the link below to listen to the podcasts.

 

Fun history lessons for all the family, presented by Horrible Histories' Greg Jenner. Full of facts and jokes, the series brings to life a broad range of historical topics.

 
https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m000hmmf
Geography 
 
We subscribe to a brilliant website called Oddizzi for some of our Geography work. We will upload work packs for both Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 to this part of the website. Some of the answers are also provided in each pack if that helps. 
 
Humanities Songs
 
Love music? Love History and Geography? Why not spend some of your time to learn a few of these 'History songs' or 'Geography Songs' another great fun way to learn some more about your favourite time periods or civilisations. 
 
As well as these great songs and lyrics there is a selection of great ideas to expand your home learning. You could do a local history study, investigate a significant individual from the past or even interview your family members about their past. Why not have a look here.
Great North Museum
 
Click on the link below for an exciting opportunity to explore some activities from The Great North Museum. There are sections on climate change, a mammal web cam, historical collections, virtual tours and much more. 
Happy exploring!