Merrydale Infant School

Merrydale Infant School

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History & Geography

Autumn 1

Our history topic this term is all about castles

In history lessons we will be learning about...

  • The Battle of Hastings in 1066!
  • The Bayeaux Tapestry
  • William the Conqueror
  • The first castles built in England
  • How castles changed over time
  • The different parts of a castle and what they were used for
  • Who lived in a castle and what jobs they had
  • A knight's suit of armour
  • How to train to be a knight!


A good website to look at to find out about castles at home can be found by clicking here!





Autumn 2

Our geography topic this half term is all about Africa!

In geography lessons we will be learning...

  • Where Africa is compared to all of the other contents and oceans in the world
  • To look at maps and atlases to find out information about Africa
  • How to use the key on a map to find more information about a place
  • Learn about a place in Africa called Serrekunda, which is in a place called The Gambia
  • About the famous landmarks that can be found in Africa!





Spring 2

In history this half term we will be looking at famous explorers!

These explorers will include:

  • Edmund Hillary
  • Neil Armstrong
  • Robert Falcon Scott.


We will be learning about their expeditions and how they triumphed (or failed) to complete their missions!


Summer 1

In geography this half term we will be developing pour map skills!

Children will:

  • Explore a range of maps at a local, national and global level
  • Learn how to navigate around an atlas to find key countries, continents, oceans and seas
  • Create their own maps and routes.
  • Learn how to ‘view from above’ looking at aerial photographs to spot human and physical features
  • Understand simple map symbols and compass directions 


School Information

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  • Merrydale Infant School
  • Claydon Road,
  • Leicester,
  • LE5 0PL