History

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Our history lessons help us to gain a clear knowledge and understanding of Britain’s past, along with the wider world. It inspires our curiosity and makes us want to know more about the past. In history lessons our teachers encourage us to ask questions, think critically, look at evidence and develop perspective and judgement. History helps us to understand the complexity of people’s lives, the process of change, the diversity of societies and relationships between different groups, as well as our own identity and the challenges of our time.

Have a look at all of the fun history topics that we learn about in our lessons:

(topics can be taught in any order)

YEAR 1

Pupils should develop an awareness of the past, using common words and phrases relating to the passing of time.

  • Topic 1- Changes within living memory (using a timeline).
  • Topic 2- Lives of significant individuals in the past.
  • Topic 3- Significant people and places in their own locality.

YEAR 2

GFOL

Pupils should develop an awareness of the past, using common words and phrases relating to the passing of time.

  • Topic 1- Events beyond living memory- The Great Fire of London.
  • Topic 2- Lives of significant individuals in the past- Mary Seacole and Florence Nightingale
  • Topic 3- Significant historical events in their own locality- The Titanic.

YEAR 3

Pupils should continue to develop a chronologically secure knowledge and understanding of British, local and world histostone agery.

  •  Topic 1- Changes in Britain from the Stone Age to the Iron Age.
  • Topic 2- The Roman Empire and its impact on Britain.
  • Topic 3 – Ancient Egypt.

YEAR 4

viking

Pupils should continue to develop a chronologically secure knowledge and understanding of British, local and world history.

  • Topic 1- Britain’s settlement by Anglo-Saxons and Scots.
  • Topic 2- The Viking and Anglo-Saxon struggle for the kingdom of England to the time of Edward the confessor.
  • Topic 3- Ancient China (The Shang Dynasty)

YEAR 5

henry viiiPupils should continue to develop a chronologically secure knowledge and understanding of British, local and world history.

  •      Topic 1- A local history study
  •       Topic 2- The Tudors
  •        Topic 3- Aztecs

YEAR 6

greece

Pupils should continue to develop a chronologically secure knowledge and understanding of British, local and world history.

  • Topic 1- A local history study
  • Topic 2- The Tudors
  • Topic 3- Aztecs