Children in Hawks Class will study history topics on a two year cycle.
Cycle A (Red)
Children will learn about the ancient civilization of Roman Britain, the Blitz and World War II and they will carry out a Local History investigation: 'What does the Lime-works Heritage Site tell us about how local people lived?'
Cycle B (Blue)
Children will learn about Anglo-Saxons, Vikings & Scots settlement in Britain (ancient British civilization), They will investigate the two key questions: What was life really like in Anglo-Saxon and Viking Britain? What did the Anglo-Saxons and Vikings leave behind? They will learn about the early civilization of the Shang Dynasty. They will learn about the society of Benin and how it contrasts with British History.
In studying their history topics children will learn:
- why some facts and events are especially important (significance)
- how to place events within historical timelines (chronology)
- important historical vocabulary and ideas (concepts).
- why some things changed and other things stayed the same (continuity and change)
- why some things happened and what other things happened as a result (cause and consequence).
- what was the same and what was different (similarities and differences).
They will investigate:
- different arguments and interpretations of history using sources and evidence (historical interpretation).
- how information from the past helps us to understand the world today (historical perspective).