History

Overview

History introduces our children to what has happened in the past and how this has shaped our present and future, both locally and in the wider world. We aim to inspire pupils’ curiosity to find out more. They learn how to ask questions about events, look at evidence and develop their decision making skills.The teaching and learning of history is based upon discussions, use of primary and secondary resources, debate, role play, field work and first hand experiences. This includes dressing up days, and trips out of school.

Topic Maps 

Year 1
Weeks
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2
3
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5
6
7
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9
10
11
12
Autumn
  • Growing up, changes within living memory
  • Remembrance
  • Black History Week – Mary Seacole
  • Bonfire night
Spring
  • Famous people – Florence Nightingale
  • Famous local and national people, British inventions – Tim Berners-Lee
Summer
  • Local study and famous people
  • What were seaside holidays like in the past?
 
 
Year 2
Weeks
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Autumn
  • Famous people – Queen Elizabeth I and Queen Victoria (comparing aspects of life in different periods)
  • Victorian dress up day
  • Famous people – Neil Armstrong and Tim Peake
  • Moon landings
  • Growing up, changes within living memory
Spring
  • Titanic – sequencing historical events
  • Jack Phillips
  • Morse code – communication
  • History of how boats have changed over time
Summer
  • Famous explorers