History

Year 1

Spring 1

Kings and Queens.  This term, year 1 will be beginning to use the right historical words to explain the passing of time and with help will sometimes understand how the achievements of famous people from the past have influenced our lives.

Spring 2

The Moon Landing.  In this term, the children will be using stories to talk about things that have happened in the past.

 

Year 2

In the spring term, the children in year 2 will be studying geography.  Please see the geography curriculum page for further details.

 

Year 3

In the spring term, the children in year 3 will be studying geography.  Please see the geography curriculum page for further details.

 

Year 4

This term, Year 4 children will be learning all about the Rotten Romans.  They will understand chronology and the order of events, people and objects and that the past can be divided into different periods of time.  They will begin to understand and use abstract historical terms such as ‘empire’, ‘civilisation’, ‘parliament’ and ‘peasantry’.  The children will know and understand the historical events, people and changes of the period they're studying and use sources of information in ways that go beyond simple observations to help them answer questions about the past as well as pick out and understand different ways that the past is shown.

 

Year 5

This term, Year 5 children will be studying Ancient Greece.  The children will show a greater understanding of chronology and order of events, people and objects and understand and recall the historical events, people and changes of the period that they are studying.  They will give reasons for the main events and changes for the period and begin to show how features of the past have been retold and interpreted in different ways.  The children will construct informed responses and begin to use thoughtful selection and organisation of relevant historical information.

 

Year 6

In the spring term, the children in year six will study World War One.  They will understand the similarities and differences between different periods of time and know some significant dates and begin to make connections between features of past societies and periods.  The children will use their knowledge to describe the individual and special features of past societies and times and show how features of the past have been retold and interpreted in different ways.  The year sixes will begin to evaluate which sources of evidence are reliable and most useful for particular tasks and evaluate, pick out and put together information from a range of sources for the period that they are studying.