St Therese of Lisieux

St Norbert's
Catholic Primary School

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History

Phased Recovery Statement of Intent

As part of a phased recovery to history, new key knowledge and skills will be introduced and taught parallel. There will also be a prolonged period of revision. As new topics are approached, prior knowledge and skills will be reviewed and revisited. The current situation is a historical event, which the children have not experienced before. Using our experiences of the Covid lockdown in a positive way, the children will be given the opportunity to share their understanding and experiences in a supportive and caring environment. Through cross curricular wellbeing activities such as PSHE, the children will be given the chance to develop their skills, understanding and knowledge of the wider world around them. They will be able to compare the Covid lockdown with events that have taken place in history. Thus giving them the potential to link to historical events or people from the past.  They will be given many opportunities to interact and share ideas with peers in a positive way within the classroom. Learning will be structured to give the children the chance to access lessons at their own pace. New skills will be presented clearly and there will be a use of modeling and examples where appropriate to support the children’s new learning and to help them build connections with things previously learnt.

The purpose of History is to gain a coherent knowledge and understanding of Britain’s past and the wider world. History inspires curiosity which allows pupils to gain further knowledge on events from the past. Through the study of History across the world and different time periods, children gain a sense of personal and national identity.

National Curriculum Programme of Study

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/national-curriculum-in-england-history-programmes-of-study/national-curriculum-in-england-history-programmes-of-study

By the end of Year 1  

  • Pupils understand changes that have occurred within their live time, this can be linked to aspects of change in national life.
  • Pupils understand and can identify significant historical events, people and places in their own locality.

By the end of Year 2 

  • Pupils understand national and global events beyond their living memory, for example the Great Fire of London, the first aeroplane flight or events that commemorate through festivals or anniversaries. 
  • Pupils understand and can identify the lives of significant individuals from the past who have contributed to national and international achievements
  • Pupils should be able to compare aspects of these individual’s life in different time periods.  For example: Elizabeth I and Queen Victoria, Christopher Columbus and Neil Armstrong, William Caxton and Tim Berners- Lee, Pieter Bruegal the Elder and LS Lowry, Rosa Parks and Emily Davison, Mary Seacole and/or Florence Nightingale and Edith Cavell.

By the end of Year 3

  • Pupils understand the Stone Age to the Iron Age through the study of late Neolithic hunter-gatherers and early farmers.
  • Pupils understand Bronze Age technology and travel for example Stonehenge.
  • Pupils can identify and understand Ion Age hill forts, tribal kingdoms, farming, art and culture.
  • Pupils understand the Roman Empire and the invasion of Julius Caesar.
  • Pupils understand the power of the Roman Empire and the power of its army.
  • Pupils understand the successful invasion by Claudius and conquest, including Hadrian’s Wall. 
  • Pupils understand the British resistance.
  • Pupils understand the ‘Romanisation’ of Britain and can identify sites such as Caerwent and the impact of technology, culture and beliefs including Christianity.
  • Pupils understand and identify where and when the first civilisations appeared.
  • Pupils have an in-depth knowledge of the Egyptians. 

By the end of Year 4

  • Pupils understand the Roman withdrawal from Britain occurred in AD 410 and the fall of the Western Roman Empire.
  • Pupils understand the Scots invaded from Ireland to North Britain (now Scotland).
  • Pupils understand and can identify Anglo-Saxon invasions, settlements and Kingdoms.
  • Pupils can identify place names and understand what village life was like in the Anglo-Saxon period.
  • Pupils develop their understanding of Anglo-Saxon Art and culture.
  • Pupils understand Christian conversion.
  • Pupils understand the Viking and Anglo-Saxon struggle for the Kingdom of England to the time of Edward the confessor.
  • Pupils understand Viking raid and invasions, Danegeld and the resistance shown by Alfred the Great and Athelstan.
  • Pupils understand Anglo- Saxon laws and justice and the events leading to and including the death of Edward the Confessor in 1066.
  • Pupils understand and can identify Ancient Greece, what Greek life was like, their achievements and their influence on the Western world.

By the end of Year 5

  • Pupils develop their understanding of British History that extends their chronological knowledge beyond 1066, through a study of the Victorians.
  • Pupils understand the Victorian period in British History.
  • Pupils understand and can identify the Mayan civilization as a society that contrast with British History.

By the end of Year 6

  • Pupils develop their understanding of British History that extends their chronological knowledge beyond 1066, through a study of dictators.
  • Pupils can identify dictators their origins and impact on History.
  • Pupil understand and can identify a local historical figure through the study of William Shakespeare.