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History Statement

History at Prince Rock Primary School

 

History, at Prince Rock Primary school, forms an integral part of the curriculum. We believe the study of history inspires children’s curiosity, encourages them to ask critical questions and enables them to have a better understanding of the society in which they live and that of the wider world. It also helps children gain a sense of their own identity within a social, political, cultural and economic background. Because of this, we feel it is important for the subject to be taught discretely as well as incorporated within other curriculum subjects such as literacy and art. We have detailed below an overview of what your child will expected to learn within each key stage.

 

In Key Stage 1 children will develop an awareness of the past. They will learn about significant individuals who have contributed to national and international achievements. Children will also learn about significant historical events within the local area. They will also study changes within living memory as well as events beyond living memory that are nationally or globally significant such as The Great Fire of London. Their learning will be placed within a chronological framework.

 

In Key Stage 2 children will continue to appreciate history in a chronological context. They will develop a secure understanding of British, local and world history. Indeed, in upper key stage 2 they will study Ancient Greece, whilst in lower key stage 2 they will study Plymouth and the surrounding area. Children will consider connections, contrasts and trends over time and develop the appropriate use of historical terms. They will also learn to understand how our knowledge of the past is constructed from a range of different sources and spend time looking at, and dealing with, different sources.

 

Progression in History will be assessed through listening to children’s responses and contributions to discussions and evaluating their written work. An age-related assessment will be given to parents/carers on reports.

 

 

Autumn A

Spring A

Summer A

Autumn B

Spring B

Summer B

Year R

The Gruffalo

Autumn/

Winter Christmas

Stickman

Animals

Homes

Traditional Tales

Under the Sea

The Gruffalo

Autumn

Winter Christmas

Snail & Whale

Traditional Tales

Farms

Year 1 & 2

Good to be me

H - Extra ordinary Explorers

(The lives of significant individuals in the past)

G – Discreet facts

H/G - History & Geography of our own locality

H - Changes within living memory

G – Discreet facts

H - Events –eg. the Great Fire of London

G - London

G - Brazil

H/G

Pirates

Year 3

H - Stone Age to the Iron Age

 

G - Plymouth & contrasting area – S Africa

H - local history

What was it like to be a child in Plymouth during WW2?

H - Stone Age to the Iron Age

G – Rivers / water

H - Ancient Egyptians

H - Roman Empire

H - Roman Empire

Year 4

H - Anglo-Saxons

G - Plymouth & contrasting area – S Africa

H - local history

What was it like to be a child in Plymouth during WW2?

H - Anglo-Saxons

G – Rivers / water

H - Ancient Egyptians

H - The Vikings

H - The Vikings

Year 5 & 6

H - Ancient Greece

G – Europe

 

H – an early non-European society

H - Victorian Railways

G – North America

H – an early non-European society

MAD

MAD

 

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