History & Geography

Our History and Geography coordinators are Mr Kearney and Mr Litchfield. Please click here to view our history and here to view our geography policy.

 

We teach the National Curriculum objectives, linking this to our topic each term. History and geography is taught across school in the following units:

 

History

The National Curriculum objectives are as follows (year group after objective denotes in which year group the objective is covered):

KS1

Pupils should be taught about:

  • changes within living memory. Where appropriate, these should be used to reveal aspects of change in national life: Buildings Year 1
  • events beyond living memory that are significant nationally or globally [for example, the Great Fire of London, the first aeroplane flight or events commemorated through festivals or anniversaries: Great fire of London Year 2
  • the lives of significant individuals in the past who have contributed to national and international achievements. Some should be used to compare aspects of life in different periods: Great fire of London, Christopher Columbus,  Anne Frank Year 2
  • significant historical events, people and places in their own locality: Acacias Family tree Year 2

KS2

Pupils should be taught about:

  • changes in Britain from the Stone Age to the Iron Age: Year 3
  • a local history study: Year 3
  • a study of an aspect or theme in British history that extends pupils’ chronological knowledge beyond 1066: Year 3
  • the achievements of the earliest civilizations – an overview of where and when the first civilizations appeared and a depth study of one of the following: Ancient Sumer; The Indus Valley; Ancient Egypt; The Shang Dynasty of Ancient China Ancient Greece – a study of Greek life and achievements and their influence on the western world: Year 3
  • the Roman Empire and its impact on Britain: Year 4
  • the legacy of Greek or Roman culture (art, architecture or literature) on later periods in British history, including the present day: Year 4
  • Britain’s settlement by Anglo-Saxons and Scots: Year 5
  • the Viking and Anglo-Saxon struggle for the Kingdom of England to the time of Edward the Confessor: Year 5 
  • changes in an aspect of social history, such as crime and punishment from the Anglo-Saxons to the present or leisure and entertainment in the 20th Century: Year 5  
  • a significant turning point in British history, for example, the first railways or the Battle of Britain: Year 5
  • a non-European society that provides contrasts with British history – one study chosen from: early Islamic civilization, including a study of Baghdad c. AD 900; Mayan civilization c. AD 900; Benin (West Africa) c. AD 900-1300: Year 6