Totternhoe Academy

With God’s love, we seek adventure with our minds and find a home for our hearts

History News Page

My History Project

When the children of Totternhoe were faced with yet another lockdown, we cast our minds back to the experiences we have had over the year of 2020 and 2021. We once again became Historians  and  created our own interpretation of how history has changed during the period of lockdown. Children created; video journals, interviews, poems, timelines, photo books, collages etc to show their very own experiences of living through this pandemic. Teachers were OVERWHELMED by the amazing work produced! We are now in the process of compiling our very own History book full of the amazing work produced! Well done Team Totternhoe! 


Totternhoe Timecapsules

During the period of lockdown, we set our pupils the challenge of becoming Historians themselves and documenting their experiences of lockdown. We set ourselves this challenge to see what had changed, how did we feel about this and also to give our pupils time to reflect. It provided a great comparison to other key historians and historical moments - would they have felt similarly? How did they document their historical events? Below please find some examples of time capsules that have been created by pupils at Totternhoe.
"The more you know about the past, the better prepared you are for the future." - Theodore Roosevelt 
"The work of today is the history of tomorrow, and we are it's makers." - Juliette Gordon Low


History Local Resident 'Visit'

The current circumstances have not dampened our children's love of history and their desire to explore our area further! As part of their topic 'Street Detectives' KS1 held an interview via Zoom with a local resident of the village who has lived here for over 30 years! They asked some amazing questions to delve deeper and understand the changes over time to their local community.