History

Whilst history is a foundation subject in the National Curriculum, it is a subject whose importance and benefit to children cannot be overstated. History has the ability to create a bridge between today’s world and the myriad fascinating worlds of the past, which automatically provokes questions from pupils.

 

Tempered and channelled correctly, its study can turn this naturally occurring curiosity into the development of tools every pupil needs in order to be able to express their thoughts and positively engage with the world around them. Examples of such tools include simple comparison and identification at one end, to critical engagement, evaluation and keen perception at the other.

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Meet the Time Travellers

The Time Travellers group are children who help to promote History in the school and find ways how artefacts and sources can make the subject come alive.

Curriculum and Overview of Outcomes

Week 1

Rules, expectations and presentation

Week 2

Outcome

  • To locate the Stone, Iron and Bronze ages on a timeline

Week 3

Outcome

  • To understand what is meant by prehistory and how we know about it

Week 4

Outcome

  • To analyse the sources that provide information about the Stone Age

Week 5

Outcome

  • To understand the differences between the Palaeolithic and Mesolithic Age

Week 6

Outcome

  • To explain what was ‘new’ about the Neolithic Age

Week 7

Outcome

  • How much did life change when man learned to farm?

Week 8

Outcome

  • To understand the significance of Skara Brae.

Week 1

Outcome

  • Trip to Valence House

Week 2

Outcome

  • Essay: To analyse whether Stone Age man was a ‘simple hunter gatherer’

Week 3

Outcome

  • Essay: To analyse whether Stone Age man was a ‘simple hunter gatherer’

Week 4

Outcome

  • To understand why Bronze replaced Stone and the changes it brought to society

Week 5

Outcome

  • To explore the mysteries of Stonehenge

Week 6

Outcome

  • To explain why Bronze Age people buried goods and what they tell us about Bronze Age Britain

Week 7

Outcome

  • To understand why the smelting of iron was an important human development

Week 1

Outcome

  • To understand the growing importance of Trade within the Iron Age

Week 2

Outcome

  • To explain the changes from the Stone Age to the Iron Age

History Revision

  • To explain the importance of Hill Forts and their location

Week 3

Outcome

  • If you were Caeser would you have invaded Britain? Why?

Week 4

Outcome

  • Self Assessment

Week 5

Outcome

  • From the Stone Age to the Iron Age, how did Homo Sapiens become the world’s dominant species?

Week 6

Outcome

  • From the Stone Age to the Iron Age, how did Homo Sapiens become the world’s dominant species?

Week 1

Outcome

  • To learn key knowledge about Ancient Egypt

Week 2

Outcome

  • To create an accurate Egyptian timeline

Week 3

Outcome

  • To locate Egypt on a map identifying significant places

Week 4

Outcome

  • To understand the significance of the Nile

Week 5

Outcome

  • To describe how and why the pyramids were built

Week 6

Outcome

  • To explore the inside of a pyramid

Week 1

Outcome

  • To learn about the discovery of Tutankhamun’s tomb

Week 2

Outcome

  • To understand the process of mummification

Week 3

Outcome

  • Trip to British Museum

Week 4

Outcome

  • To understand the importance of Gods for the Ancient Egyptian

Week 5

Outcome

  • To explain why the Ancient Egyptians worshipped a range of different gods

Week 6

Outcome

  • To explain what is meant by the hierarchical ruling system of the Ancient Egyptians

Week 1

Outcome

  • To compare hieroglyphics with our alphabet

Week 2

Outcome

  • To understand what everyday life in Ancient Egypt was like

Week 3

Outcome

  • To compare Ancient with Modern Egypt

Week 4

Outcome

  • To understand the impact of Ancient Egyptians on life today

Week 5

Outcome

  • To understand the impact of Ancient Egyptians on life today

Week 6

Outcome

  • Self Assessment

Week 1

Rules, systems, expectations

Week 2

Outcome

  • To understand the development of Ancient Greece from the Bronze Age to Roman rule

Week 4

Outcome

  • To understand the role of Gods in Ancient Greek culture

Week 3

Outcome

  • To understand what a city state was and the significance of Athens

Week 5

Outcome

  • To understand the differences and similarities between Sparta and Athens

Week 6

Outcome

  • To understand the roots of democracy in Ancient Greece

Week 7

Outcome

  • To understand what life was like for Ancient Greek citizens

Week 8

Outcome

  • To compare sources on the role of women in Ancient Greece

Week 1

Outcome

  • To compare the importance of the ancient and modern Olympic Games

Week 2

Outcome

  • To examine Art, Theatre and Literature in Ancient Greece

Week 3

Outcome

  • To explore the Persian threat from Marathon to Alexander the Great

Week 4

Outcome

  • To discuss whether Alexander deserved to be called ‘Great’

Week 5

Outcome

  • To explore how Ancient Greek figures begun modern maths, science and philosophy

Week 1

Outcome

  • To understand the impact of Ancient Greek scientific discoveries on the modern world

Week 2

Outcome

  • Essay: The Ancient Greeks shaped the modern world

Week 3

Outcome

  • Essay: The Ancient Greeks shaped the modern world

Week 4

Outcome

  • Self Assessment

Week 5

Outcome

  • To understand what Celtic Britain was like before the Romans arrived

Week 6

Outcome

  • To understand the difference between the Republic and the Empire of Ancient Rome

Week 1

Outcome

  • To compare the invasions of Britain by Julius Caesar and Emperor Claudius

Week 2

Outcome

  • To understand the significance of Boudicca

Week 3

Outcome

  • To understand why the Romans built Hadrian’s wall

Week 4

Outcome

  • To understand life as a Roman soldier

Week 5

Outcome

  • To explore work in Roman Britain

Week 6

Outcome

  • To understand how Britain was ‘Romanised’ using new technology

Week 1

Outcome

  • To analyse the Forum and what it tells us about the economy of Roman Britain

Week 2

Outcome

  • To compare living as a Celt and a Roman in Roman Britain

Week 3

Outcome

  • To explore Roman art and culture introduced to Britain

Week 4

Outcome

  • To compare the religious traditions of the Celts, pagan Rome and Christian Rome

Week 5

Outcome

  • To explore what changed and what stayed the same in 400 years of Roman rule in Britain

Week 6

Outcome

  • To analyse the decline of the Roman Empire across Europe

Week 1

Outcome

  • To understand why the Romans left Britain

Week 2

Outcome

  • To understand the legacy of Roman rule in Britain

Week 3

Outcome

  • Essay: Evidence of Roman Britain is all around us

Week 4

Outcome

  • Essay: Evidence of Roman Britain is all around us

Week 5

Outcome

  • Self Assessment

Week 1

Outcome

  • Rules, expectations and presentation

Week 2

Outcome

  • To place the WW2 in my wider knowledge of history

Week 3

Outcome

  • To understand the causes of WW2 (Treaty of Versailles + Economics of Europe)

Week 4

Outcome

  • To understand why Britain had to go to War in 1939 ( Appeasement, Neville Chamberlain)

Week 5

Outcome

  • To understand why it was necessary for children to be evacuated (South Woodford)

Week 6

Valence House Trip

Week 7

Outcome

  • To explore how life for an evacuee was different to other children during WW2

Week 8

Outcome

  • To debate whether Dunkirk was a ‘miracle’

Week 1

Outcome

  • To explain what happened in the Battle of Britain

Week 2

Outcome

  • To explain what life was like on the home front (South Woodford)

Week 3

Outcome

  • To understand what life was like in the Blitz (South Woodford)

Week 4

Outcome

  • To understand how the Second World War changed the role of women in Britain

Week 5

Outcome

  • To examine the role of propaganda

Week 6

Outcome

  • To examine a key figure of local history (Winston Churchill)

Week 7

Outcome

  • To examine Winston Churchill’s impact on the outcome of WW2

Week 1

Outcome

  • To compare historical figures of WW2 (Churchill and Hitler)

Week 2

Outcome

  • Compare how Hitler and Churhcill generated support (oracy)

Week 3

Self Assessment Week

Week 4

Outcome

  • To analyse why the Vikings came to Britain

Week 5

Outcome

  • To understand who the Vikings were and where our information comes from

Week 6

Outcome

  • To discuss the importance of archaeology in the study of Vikings

Week 1

Outcome

  • To analyse the portrayal of Vikings

Week 2

Outcome

  • To investigate the importance of trade in Viking culture

Week 3

Outcome

  • To examine the Viking relationship with religion

Week 4

Outcome

  • To illustrate how Vikings used technology

Week 5

Outcome

  • Conference call Viking centre Jorvik

Week 6

Outcome

  • To understand the concept of Danelaw and how it came to be

Week 1

Outcome

  • To investigate the security of Britain between the Danelaw and Cnut’s reign

Week 2

Outcome

  • What was the significance and impact of the reign of Athelred the Unready?

Week 3

Outcome

  • What was the significance and impact of the reign of Cnut?

Week 4

Week 5

SATs Week

Week 6

Outcome

  • To create a timeline of key events from Lindisfarne to Cnut

Week 1

Outcome

  • To analyse the last Viking invasion of ‘England’ and its significance

Week 2

Self Assessment

Week 3

Rhos y Gwaliau

Week 4

Outcome

  • To analyse the impact of the Vikings on the formation of the Kingdom of England (ESSAY)

Week 5

Outcome

  • To analyse the impact of the Vikings on the formation of the Kingdom of England (ESSAY)

Beyond the Curriculum