History at SMAAA

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Welcome to the History page at SMAAA.

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)QV

Topic 2- Lives of significant individuals in the past – Queen Victoria

Topic 3- Significant people and places in their own locality (The Beatles)

 

YEAR 2-

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

GFOL    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. 

 

YEAR 4-

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

vikingTopic 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-

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

     Topic 1- A local history study henry viii

      Topic 2- The Tudors

       Topic 3- Aztecs

 

Year 6-

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

Topic 1- The Victorians

Topic 2- Ancient Greece

Topic 3- The Battle of Britain