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History at St Joseph's

History at St Joseph's

 

At our Primary School we believe that children should learn about themselves and their history. It is part of

Learning about the world around us which is a key element of our Curriculum.

 

EYFS

Our Early Years Curriculum enables children to explore and develop in knowledge and skill through a variety of cross curricular themes. During lessons, focused activities and continuous provision, staff plan to ensure that children are given the chance to develop a basic understanding of history, a sense of time passing, and that society was different in the past. We aim for children to have the following skills and knowledge by the end of the EYFS:

  • To know what is meant by past, present and future
  • To understand that things change over time (eg) homes, toys, clothing

 

Key Stage One

We aim for all children to have the following skills and knowledge by the end of Key Stage One:

  • To be able to talk about key persons of historical and cultural significance including local figures
  • To understand key local traditions and significant events in the national calendar and to be able to speak about them with confidence
  • To be able to talk about changes in society outside of their lifetime (eg) How children were taught in school, how people travelled

 

Key Stage Two

We aim for all children to have the following skills and knowledge by the end of Key stage Two:

  • To be able to place events on a timeline and understand AD/ BC
  • To have a secure basic understanding of key events in the history of Great Britain from the first people through to the Norman Conquest.
  • To be able to speak about periods they have studied and recognise key elements of the period and why these were significant and compare this to other periods.
  • To recognise that Great Britain has a long history of immigration and the effects of this on society now and in the past, including Roman settlements in Cumbria.
  • To know the difference between Primary and Secondary sources and the role played by Historians and Archaeologists in finding out about the past.
  • To relate learning of history to British Values.

 

 

 

Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1

Summer 2

Year 1/2

 

2019 - 2020

Global events

Explorers

Global events

Explorers

Significant people

Beatrix Potter

Significant people

Beatrix Potter

Changes in living memory – local study

Changes in living memory – local study

Year 1/2

 

2020- 2021

Changes in living memory – toys

Changes in living memory – toys

Significant people

Beatles

Significant people

Beatles

Local History

Railway

Local History

Railway

Year 1/2

 

2021-2022

Global events

Explorers

Global events

Explorers

Significant people

Beatrix Potter

Significant people

Beatrix Potter

Changes in living memory – local study

Changes in living memory – local study

Year 3/4

 

2019 - 2020

Romans

Romans

Egyptians

Egyptians

Ancient Greeks Olympics

Ancient Greeks Olympics

Year 3/4

 

2020- 2021

Stone age to iron age

Stone age to iron age

Romans

Romans

Local Study

Local Study

Year 3/4

 

2021-2022

Iron age to bronze age

Iron age to bronze age

Egyptians

Egyptians

Local Study

Local Study

Year 5/6

 

2019 - 2020

British history from 1066

Transport

 Ancient civilisation

Ancient civilisation

Crime and Punishment

Ancient Greeks

Ancient Greeks

Year 5/6

 

2020- 2021

Anglo Saxons

Anglo Saxons

British history from 1066

Wars

British history from 1066

Wars

Local History

 

Local History

Year 5/6

 

2021-2022

Vikings

Vikings

Ancient civilisation

Mayans

Ancient civilisation

Mayans

Local History

Local History

 

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