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).
Children will continue to develop a chronologically secure knowledge of history, establishing clear narratives within and across periods studied, and noting connections, contrasts and trends over time. They will develop their use of historical terms. They will have opportunities to address and sometimes devise historically valid questions. They will be helped to understand how knowledge of the past is constructed from a range of sources, construct informed responses by selecting and organising relevant historical information and understand that different versions of the past may exist, giving some reasons for this.