St Josephs Catholic Primary School

History is a study of the past and how it influences all aspects of our lives. It shapes the customs and beliefs of the communities to which we belong. Learning about the past and the methods used to study it, helps children make sense of the world in which we live. The national curriculum for History aims to ensure that all children:

· develop an understanding of the history of these islands as a coherent, chronological narrative, from the earliest times to the present day:

· understand how people’s lives have shaped this nation and how Britain has influenced and been influenced by the wider world

· understand significant aspects of the history of the wider world

· gain and deploy a historically grounded understanding of abstract terms such as ‘empire’, ‘civilisation’, ‘parliament’ and ‘peasantry’

· develop an understanding of historical concepts such as continuity and change, cause and consequence, similarity, difference and significance, and use them to make connections, draw contrasts, analyse trends, frame historically valid questions and create their own structured accounts, including written narratives and analyses

· understand the methods of historical enquiry, including how evidence is used rigorously to make historical claims, and discern how and why contrasting arguments and interpretations of the past have been constructed

· gain historical perspective by placing their growing knowledge into different contexts: understanding the connections between local, regional, national and international history; between cultural, economic, military, political, religious and social history; and between short- and long-term timescales​.

 

Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1

Summer 2

 

Year 1

Who Am
I?

Timelines
of children’s lives

Past and
present

Celebrations

Bonfire
Night

Traditions
from around the world

Polar
Regions

Learning
about explorers

Treasure
Island
Creation of
the different continents and islands

Learning about explorers

Safari

Learning
about explorers

Holidays

Comparing seaside holidays from the past and
present

 

Year 2

Florence
Nightingale
Life and comparisons to modern day
nursing.

Florence
Nightingale
Life and comparisons to modern day
nursing.

Great
Fire of London
How/why it spread, sequencing events, understand diary (Samuel Pepys), artists portray, understand
how London was rebuilt.

Great
Fire of London

How/why
it spread, sequencing events,  understand diary (Samuel Pepys), artists
portray, understand how London was rebuilt

We are
Britain
British values, celebrating family
history. Learning about castles-different types. Learning Mott & Bailey
castles. Brief look at battle of Hastings.

We are
Britain

British values,
celebrating family history. Learning about castles-different types. Learning
Mott & Bailey castles. Brief look at battle of Hastings.

 

Year 3

Stone
Age

Changes
in Britain from Stone Age to Bronze Age

Stone
Age
Changes in Britain from Stone Age to Bronze
Age

Roman
Empire
Its impact on Britain

Roman
Empire
Its impact on Britain

Anglo
Saxons
The settlement of Britain by
Anglo-Saxons and Scots

Anglo
Saxons
The settlement of Britain by
Anglo-Saxons and Scots

 

Year 4

 

Ancient
Egyptians
Religion, afterlife, society structure
and writing

Ancient
Egyptians
Agriculture and The Nile

Victorians
Post 1066: Victorians
Industrial Revolution and Victorian Day

Victorians
Post 1066: Victorians
Industrial Revolution and Victorian Day

Romans
Invaders: Romans

Romans
Invaders: Romans

 

Year 5

Ancient
Greece

Ancient
Greece

Tudors

Tudors

Anglo
Saxons/Vikings

Anglo
Saxons/Vikings

 

Year 6

World
War 2
Causes of the war, countries involved,
timeline of the war

World
War 2
Evacuation, rationing, propaganda

History
of St. Josephs

Reasons for construction, original
building, guest talk

History
of St. Josephs
WW2, difference in education

Mayans
Looking at Mayan construction,
significant people, artwork

Mayans
Sacrifices, rituals, food