History is planned in accordance with the National Curriculum.
The History curriculum is divided into two main areas: Being a historian (skills) and Historical content (knowledge).
Key Stage 1 pupils are taught about:
- changes within living memory
- events beyond living memory that are significant nationally or globally
- the lives of significant individuals in the past who have contributed to national and international achievements (some are used to compare aspects of life in different periods)
- significant historical events, people and places in our own locality.
Key Stage 2 pupils are taught about:
- changes in Britain from the Stone Age to the Iron Age
- the Roman Empire and its impact on Britain
- Britain’s settlement by Anglo-Saxons and Scots
- the Viking and Anglo-Saxon struggle for the Kingdom of England to the time of Edward the Confessor
- a local history study
- a study of an aspect or theme in British history that extends pupils’ chronological knowledge beyond 1066 - we teach the children about both World Wars
- the achievements of the earliest civilizations - Ancient Greece and Ancient Egypt
Historical knowledge, skills and understanding are taught through high-quality, discrete lessons, which are planned to build on and develop prior learning. We take advantage of our local area to complete local history studies. Our immediate area is rich with opportunities to learn about Victorian Britain