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St George's Church Of England Primary School

Our love of Learning Leads us to Excellence

History 

Our aims in History are for pupils:

 

To develop a positive attitude towards learning History by promoting the enjoyment of enquiry led learning and to develop a curiosity about the past, as well as critical thinking.

 To gain historical subject knowledge about people from diverse ethnicities, places and events from the past in both Great Britain’s history and from the ancient civilisations, empires and societies of the wider world.

 To understand historical concepts such as, chronology, cause and consequence, continuity and change over time, significance and similarity and difference. 

 To experience a wide range of primary sources, including hands-on experience through educational visits and workshops, that develop their understanding of the use, reliability and interpretation of primary sources.  

 To develop skills to organise and communicate effectively their ideas and understanding in ways appropriate to their level of ability.

 To develop a sense of national and global citizenship, and social and moral values that align with our school’s Christian ethos and the British Values by understanding the achievements and follies of mankind.

 To develop the use of historical vocabulary appropriate to their level of ability and ensure they understand the terms being used.

History Overview

Knowledge Organisers

Year 1

What was the Gunpowder Plot?

Who were Florence Nightingale, Mary Seacole and Edith Cavell?

How have toys changed through history?

How have houses changed through history?

Year 2

Who was Nelson Mandela?  Why was the End of Apartheid so important?

What happened in 1066? Why do we remember this event?

What happened in the Great Fire of London? Why do we remember this event?

What was similar and different about Britain in the time of Queen Elizabeth I and Queen Victoria?

Who were Christopher Columbus and Neil Armstrong?

Year 3

Who were the Windrush Generation? 

What was Ancient Greece like and what impact has it had on the western world?

What was the Stone Age like?

What changes happened from the end of the Stone Age to the Bronze Age? 

Year 4

What happened during and after the Roman invasion of Britain?

What happened during and after the Anglo-Saxon invasion of Britain?

What happened during the Viking invasion of Britain?

How was the Mayan civilisation similar and different to Britain in c. AD 900?

Year 5

What were some of the significant turning points in British history during the Victorian period and early 20th century? 

When did the earliest civilisations appear and what were the achievements of the Ancient Egyptians?  1

When did the earliest civilisations appear and what were the achievements of the Ancient Egyptians?  2

Year 6

Who was Rosa Parks and what evidence should we use to make our claims about what happened to her?

What were some of the significant changes in British crime and punishment from the Roman period to modern day?

Who was James Brindley and why were his achievements of national importance? 

Who was Neville Chamberlain and how did he influence of nation's history? 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Progression Ladder