History

Year 1

  • Changes in living memory linked to aspects of change in national life where appropriate
  • Lives of significant historical figures: Florence Nightingale
  • Comparisons from different periods
  • Significant local people
  • Key events/local importance

 

Year 2

  • Changes in living memory linked to aspects of National life where appropriate
  • Lives of significant historical figures
  • Comparisons from different periods
  • Significant local people: LS Lowry
  • Key events/local importance

 

Year 3

  • Changes in Britain from the Stone Age to the Iron Age:
    • Late Neolithic hunter-gatherers and early farmers, eg Skara Brae
    • Bronze Age religion, technology and travel, eg Stonehenge
    • Iron Age hill forts: tribal kingdoms. Farming, art and culture
  • The Roman empire and its impact on Britain:
    • Julius Caesar’s attempted invasion in 55-54 BC
    • The Roman empire by AD 42 and the power of its army
    • British resistance eg Boudica
  • A local history study

 

Year 4

  • Britain’s settlement by Anglo-Saxons:
    • Anglo-Saxon invasions, settlements and kingdoms: place names and village life.
    • Anglo-Saxon art and culture
  • The Viking and Anglo-Saxon struggle for the Kingdom of England to the time of Edward the Confessor:
    • Viking raids and invasion
    • Resistance by Alfred the Great and Athelstan, first king of England
    • Further Viking invasions and Danegeld
    • Anglo-Saxon laws and justice
  • Broader history study: the Mayans

 

Year 5

  • A study of an aspect or theme in a British history that extends pupils’ chronological knowledge beyond 1066: the changing power of monarchs using case studies: Victorians

 

Year 6

  • A study of an aspect or theme in British history that extends pupils’ chronological knowledge beyond 1066: A significant turning point in British history: World wars
  • Ancient Greece: a study of Greek life and achievements and their influence on the western world