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History

In our History curriculum we strive to create opportunities for children to gain a knowledge and understanding of Britain’s past and that of the wider world. Our aim is to inspire pupils’ curiosity to know more about the past and equip them to ask perceptive questions. We also challenge them to think critically, weigh evidence, sift arguments, and develop perspective and judgement.  In this way they develop an understanding of the complexities of people’s lives, the process of change, the diversity of societies and relationships between different groups, as well as their own identity and the challenges of their time.

Cross Curricular Activities

We ensure that our History teaching makes links and connections with other areas of the curriculum. This helps the children to remember new ideas and also to consider themes and concepts across a broader range of subjects.

For example, when learning about Ancient Greece we look at the geography of ancient and modern Greece and consider the diet of the ancient Greeks which we recreate in our Design Technology lessons.

Our Learning

Click here to view our whole school overview of History and our progression document showing how the children's learning builds upon previous experiences.

Whole school overview of History

Progression in History

Year 1 Teaching of History

Year 2 Teaching of History

Year 3 Teaching of History

Year 4 Teaching of History

Year 5 Teaching of History

Year 6 Teaching of History

We use Knowledge Organisers to help the children learn and remember facts from each topic. They use these facts to deepen their understanding by applying them to skills such as researching, enquiring and experimenting. Click on the links below to view our Knowledge Organisers.

Year 1 Changes within living memory - Toys and Games

Year 2 My local Area - Burtonwood

Year 4 The Ancient Greeks

Year 4 The Romans

Year 5 The Anglo Saxons

Year 6 A local History Study - Warrington

This list is updated as the year progresses.

 

 

 

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