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Our children enjoy an interactive approach to History, using real-life artefacts, role-play, visits, ICT, and other information sources to explore the past. Our focus for historical enquiry spans from Ancient Egypt in Year 3 to Victorian Britain in Year 6. We recognise the ability of real-life characters and dramas from the past to interest and motivate children of all ages, demonstrated by our exciting Evacuee and Victorian days. A local theatre group captivate our children with their inspiring performances of Tudor life and World War II. Our children benefit from educational visits to historical sites and museums, investigating Romans at Fishbourne Palace and being mesmerised by real-life mummies at the Ashmolean Museum in Oxford. We enjoy inviting a range of visitors to the school, who are able to further enrich our children’s learning through presentations and first hand reports about life in the past. To extend our gifted historians we have worked in partnership with Wyvern College, providing fantastic opportunities to further challenge their skills in historical interpretation.

 

Geography

Our children are naturally curious about the world around them and the spirit of enquiry is at the centre of our Geography studies. Across the years groups we explore a range of local, national and international locations to develop geographical skills and concepts, from Fair Oak in Year 3 to India in Year 5. We are especially keen to encourage fieldwork skills on our day and residential visits. Year 4 familiarise themselves with the local area in an enjoyable trip to Winchester, where Year 5 enjoy the wonders of the New Forest. We also work hard to establish links around the UK to give the children a breadth of understanding of the wider community.

  • Fair Oak Junior School
  • Botley Road, Fair Oak, Eastleigh
  • Hampshire, SO50 7AN
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