- History, KS2, Play in a Day
Our Early Islamic Civilisation in a Day was developed in response to a request from a KS2 teacher, keen to delve into Early Islamic History for the Ancient Civilisation aspect of the history curriculum. We love requests like this, as we love the challenge of making a topic fun and bringing it to life through drama. And this topic didn’t disappoint – it’s such an interesting period of history!
All of our History in a Days encourage children to become more curious about the history of the UK and the wider world. Our workshops are planned to encourage enquiry and allow children to develop chronological knowledge, as well as contextual understanding of how people lived.
Choose from a Learn and Present or Explore Day and give your pupils a fantastic insight into the world of the Baghdad and Early Islam. This day covers geography, history, drama, PSHE and more as pupils develop their confidence, communication and team work – all while doing curriculum learning.
LEARN AND PRESENT:
For one class of pupils. A fun, immersive day with a performance!
A Learn and Present day is a fun and engaging day that really motivates your pupils to learn and discover. They’ll spend a full day with one of our expert practitioners, participating in drama activities, playing games, singing songs, and having loads of fun – all while learning about the Early Islamic Civilisation. Across the day they’ll explore what life was like in Ancient Baghdad including exploration of The House of Wisdom, farming, tribes and about key figures like Al Khwarizmi.
At the end of the day the class present their learning as a performance which is packed with information and facts. The performance includes music, costumes and props and is performed by the whole class – everyone is involved. It’s loads of fun and the chance to share their learning helps to make the experience memorable and meaningful for pupils.
For up to 4 classes of pupils. An action-packed day of workshops for up to 140 children.
The Explore format is perfect for larger schools as it gives you up to 4 x 60 minute workshops in one school day (you can also do 2 workshops in a day – splitting the day into morning and afternoon.) Each class works on the topic, learning historical information, facts and figures. They also spend time thinking about how life in Ancient Baghdad was different from our lives today. All learning is delivered through drama games and activities which makes the session fun and accessible to all.
You can also build an EXPLORE day with 4 different topics based on the needs of each class. Pick and Mix your topics from across our wide range of options.