Mrs Westwood had the pleasure of discussing all things History with our wonderful children. She asked the children a range of questions all about their learning in History and the children showed off their books. The children were very knowledgeable and could discuss...
Year 5 have been learning all about different types of artwork and created their very own mosaic patterns. We explored Viking artwork and patterns to inspire our own designs. We used the knowledge which we learnt from our history unit to then use the correct...
As a school, we held a half - term history project where the children had to design / make something which showcased their learning in history. As you can see, the children created some wonderful models and designs which represented the knowledge they had learnt....
To mark Remembrance Day we reminded ourselves about the importance of the day. We then lined up as a school and listened to the very poignant song 'The Last Post' whilst thinking about the brave soldiers who gave their lives for our country. We then had two minutes...
Year 5 have been learning all about primary sources when finding out key knowledge about the Sutton Hoo treasure. We have asked ourselves questions about the artefacts which were found and learnt that they belonged to a King during the Anglo - Saxon era. [gallery...
Year 5 have been learning all about the Anglo - Saxon Religion and the missionaries which help to spread the Christian religion. They worked hard to learn all about how the news was spread and researched using the Chrome books. We then designed our own stained glass...
Year 5 have been learning all about the impact the Anglo - Saxons had on Britain today. We looked at different words which are now still used. We then explored and looked in details at maps and found place names which were influenced by the Anglo - Saxons. We had lots...
Year 5 had a wonderful and informative visit to the Jorvik Viking Centre on Friday. This visit taught us all about what life was like in the Viking era. We then had a wonderful story telling session at the dig! A wonderful and exciting day! [gallery type="rectangular"...
To kickstart our learning all about coal mining, we had a wonderful visit to The National Coal Mining Museum. We all went down into the pit to look and learn about what it was like to be a miner. We also learnt about how people liked during the Victorian times and the...
‘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