Enthused and engaged with our first Virtual History Classroom
Twenty-one enthusiastic Year 6 boys accompanied by their equally enthusiastic (and in some cases, nervous!) parents participated in the first Virtual History Classroom.
The lesson focused on a drawing by Peter Dunn of a scene from the Battle of Hastings. Using a variety of historical sources such as the Bayeux Tapestry along with witness accounts, boys and parents were asked to assess the accuracy of the drawing. Interesting arguments were raised, tense debates held, and a final vote was conducted with the majority agreeing that the drawing was, in fact, fairly accurate – well done Peter Dunn!
To conclude the virtual classroom experience, boys used their iPads to take part in a Kahoot quiz, testing their knowledge of the Normans. Parents were then challenged to have a go at a general knowledge history Kahoot quiz. Well done to the Machin family, victorious in both the pupil and parent quiz!
Parents left with a greater understanding of how History lessons are conducted and the ways in which we seek to engage, inspire and challenge our pupils in their learning.