History

 

A broad range of history topics is taught through Key Stages One and Two based on the Core Knowledge UK programme developed by the charity, Civitas.  This is a knowledge-based programme of study and accompanying activities that aim  to develop a sequence of subject matter that will give a year-by-year progression of the fundamentals of an outstanding education.  More information about the programme of study can be viewed here.  Our aim is that pupils are equipped with a solid foundation of enduring knowledge and skills in preparation for secondary education and beyond, in a competitive and fast-changing world.

In History, British History is studied in sequence from the Stone age, through medieval times up to the Victorian age alongside topics that are important in world history such as the Greeks, the growth of the Roman Empire, the French Revolution and the American War of Independence. A mixture of original and secondary sources are investigated and, where appropriate, artefacts are studied and examined. 

School trips are frequently based around topics that children are studying in the Humanities. In recent years, this has included trips to Chester to investigate the Roman settlements, trips to the International Slavery Museum in Liverpool in relation to the study of the slave trade both in the UK and the Americas and trips to investigate the local area. 

 

 

Curriculum Overview

EYFS

Reception

Children talk about past and present events in their own lives and in the lives of family members. They will talk about why things happened and how things work. They will begin to develop an understanding of growth, decay and changes over time. This is studied through a topic based approach.

 

 

 

World  History

British History

Key Stage One

Year 1

 

Prehistoric Britain

Kings and Queens

Year 2

Ancient Egypt

Romans in Britain

Normans

 

Lower Key Stage Two

Year 3

Ancient Greece

Constraints on Royal Power

Wars of the Roses

Henry VIII

Edward VI, Mary I and Elizabeth I

Year 4

The Founding of Rome

Life in Ancient Rome

Punic Wars

Julius Caesar

The Stuarts

The English Civil War

 

Upper Key Stage Two

Year 5

The American War of Independence

The French Revolution

The Abolition of Slavery

 

The Creation of Great Britain

The Birth of the British Empire

Year 6

The American Civil War

 

The Industrial Revolution

Social and Political Reform

The British Empire

The Victorian Age