Topics and materials are chosen to reflect the history of our diverse community and our children’s ever changing lives.
Extended Abstract planning focuses on pupils evaluating, justifying and independently exploring all aspects of historical events.
Powerful stimuluses – WOW! moments and Big Finishers, together with visits to historically significant places help engage and inspire pupils.
Authentic learning experiences based around our local history in every year group and our school context feeds into the history curriculum.
Prior learning is continually referred to, so pupils can build upon existing and make new schemas in order to secure skills and knowledge in their long term memory.
Our history will inspire pupils’ curiosity to know more about the past in order to shape their future and equip the children to ask perceptive questions, think critically, analyse evidence. It will help pupils to understand the process of change, the diversity of societies as well as their own identity and the challenges of their time.
What makes them the same and different to others, how we share and work together. Recalling and sharing significant times and events in their own personal history. Children talk about past and present events in their own lives and in the lives of family members. They know that other children don’t always enjoy the same things, and are sensitive to this. They know about similarities and differences between themselves and others, and among families, communities and traditions. (Understanding the World: People and Communities – ELG)
All about me
To have a sense of own immediate family and relations. (UW 22-36 PC)
Celebrations in our community
To have similarities and differences from others. (UW 22-36 PC)
Nursery Rhymes and traditional tales
To recognise and describe special times or events for family and friends. (UW 30-50 PC)
To comment and ask questions about aspects of my familiar world. (UW 30-50 W)
To talk about significant events from my experiences. (30-50 PC)
Moving on and Journeys
To know about similarities and differences among families, communities and traditions. UW (ELG)
Key Stage 1
History: My Family History
What was life like when our grandparents were children?
History: events beyond living memory
Why do we remember fifth of November?
Geography: What will we see on our journey around the world? (Name and locate seven continents and five oceans
Who are the greatest explorers and what did they do?
Geography: Our local area
What is it like where we live?
Geography: Animals and their habitats
Where do our favourite animals live?
How does the weather change during different seasons in the UK?
History: Our local heroes
Who are our local heroes and why should we remember them?
Where does our food come from?
History: events beyond living memory
What was life like during and after the Great Fire of London?
Geography: Our Wonderful World
What are the seven wonders of the world?
History: Great Inventions
The first flight
How did the first flight change the world?
Key stage 2
History: From the Stone Age to the Iron Age
How was Britain different during the Stone Age compared to the Iron Age?
Geography: Why is climate important?
How is weather and climate generalised into world climate zones?
History: The Romans in Britain
How has the ‘Roman Legacy’ impacted Britain?
Geography: Volcanoes and earthquakes
How and why does a volcano erupt? What are the names of most famous volcanoes?
How has crime and punishment changed over the years?
History: Ancient Egypt
How much did the Ancient Egyptians achieve?
Geography: Trinidad and Tobago
How does Trinidad and Tobago compare with UK
History: Anglo-Saxon settlements
Was the Anglo-Saxon period really a Dark Age?
History: Viking invasions What impact did the Vikings have on the UK?
History: The Victorians
How do the lives of rich and poor Victorian children compare?
How are rivers formed?
Geography: North America
How do a variety of states in North America compare?
How did the Ancient Greeks influence the western world?
How migration today links with events in the past?
Geography- Landscape and climate study How does the alps inform polar research?
Study of the Alpine region and polar regions
Trade links Where do our products come from?
Geography- local area and regeneration
How has our local area changed?
Why should we remember the Maya?
History: World War Two
How did the WW1 and WW2 affect the local area?
Geography: The Amazon
Why should the Amazon be protected?
History: The Tudors
How have the Tudors impacted on life today?
Geography; Protecting the environment
Are we damaging the world?
Sustainability: how to make the school more sustainable
History: How have fashion, culture and music changed over time?
How will the world look in the future?