Year 5 Historians – Viking beliefs
Year 5 have learnt all about the nine realms as part of Viking beliefs. We explored each realm and then we are planning on writing a non-chronological report about them.
Year 3 historians – Human timeline…
Yesterday in year 3 we made a human timeline showing the key periods in British prehistory.
Year 5 Historians
Year 5 have been learning lots of new knowledge about Viking daily life. We have learnt all about the longships including the names for the different parts of the ship. We then explored how the different parts of the ship was used. [gallery type="rectangular"...
WW2 – Why it all began…
To kick start our history learning about World War 2, we started at the beginning and answered the question 'Why did WW2 begin?'. We learnt about how the end of WW1 had a major impact on Germany and how Hitler wanted to create an empire to make Germany great again. In...
Knowledge superstars ⭐️
Year 5 have shown the fantastic knowledge they have learnt during our history unit…’The Viking’s’. The amount of knowledge they can discuss and write down is amazing!
Year 5 Historians
Year 5 have been great historians...they have been researching the events during the Battle of Hastings. They retold the events in a group and then produced fact file about the key events.
‘Strive not to be a success, but rather of value’ Albert Einstein
‘An investment in knowledge pays the best interest’ Benjamin Franklin
‘How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world’ Anne Frank
‘Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter’ Martin Luther King Jr.
At Elsecar Holy Trinity Primary School, we have designed a history curriculum with the intent that our children will have opportunities to investigate and interpret the past, understand chronology, build an overview of Britain’s past as well as that of the wider world, and to be able to communicate using an expansive range of historical terminology. We want our children to develop a genuine interest in the past and how it shapes the future. We will deliver a history curriculum that ensures our children:
- Have a good knowledge of the history of Britain and how it has influenced and been influenced by the wider world.
- Have good knowledge of local history and how this has shaped Elsecar.
- Participate in high-quality educational visits/visitors that enrich their learning and give them a better understanding of lives in the past.
- Develop an understanding of chronology through the use of timetables, vocabulary and comparisons.
- Make links within the history they learn and compare societies to establish similarities and differences and further their knowledge and explanations of change and continuity over time.
- Develop enquiry skills through our topic question.
- To pursue their own interests and further questioning within a topic.
- Know about the lives and impact of significant people throughout history and consider how they could make a difference.
The National Curriculum 2014 and the Early Years Foundation Stage statutory framework 2017 provide the basis for our history curriculum, which is then tailored to meet the learning and developmental need of the children in our school.
The history units are planned out to show progression and build on children’s previous knowledge and understanding. In KS1, children learn about some key influential figures and key events, such as the great fire of London. In KS2, historical periods lead on from each other. In year 4, the children learn about the Roman Empire which leads onto the Vikings and Anglo Saxons invading England in year 5. The history curriculum is organised so that children learn about local or recent historical events, as well as British history and ancient civilisations. The expectation is to cover two history units each year.
- Possess a secure understanding of the chronology of the British Isles and other important periods of history.
- Be able to differentiate between source types, use historical evidence to form their own opinions and interpretation of the past and explain how interpretations in history may differ.
- Become increasingly critical and analytical thinkers with the ability to debate, discuss and communicate their ideas and opinions with a wide range of historical terminology.
- Become increasingly aware of how historical events have shaped the world that they currently live in.
- Have a further understanding of history within the local community.
- Be able to make connections between different periods of history that they have studied.
Sequence of learning documents
Throughout school our curriculum has been carefully designed to build upon previous learning, here are some examples of our sequence of learning documents:
Each unit of work includes golden threads which run throughout the units of work…this ensures that children are receiving the knowledge and skills throughout their units…
Year 4 – Romans in Britain
Each year group has specific learning points according to their history unit of work. This is well sequenced which builds upon children’s knowledge throughout the unit.
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