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Highfield St Matthew's C of E Primary School

Let Your Light Shine

 

 

What is History? 

History is all about people. The study of people of different types from different times and different places is the most important aspect of our work. History fires pupils’ curiosity about the past in Britain and the wider world. Pupils consider how the past influences the present, what past societies were like, how these societies organised their politics, and what beliefs and cultures influenced people’s actions.

As they do this, pupils develop a chronological framework for their knowledge of significant events and people. They see the diversity of human experience, and understand more about themselves as individuals and members of society. What they learn can influence their decisions about personal choices, attitudes and values.

In history, pupils find evidence, weigh it up and reach their own conclusions. To do this, they need to be able to research, sift through evidence, and argue for their point of view – skills that are highly prized in adult life.

 

Curriculum Documents

Please click on the links below to view current documents for History.

Mrs S Bradbury

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 History policy May 2020 - May 2021.docxDownload
 LTP for History 2019-2020.docDownload
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This year, we have introduced our new 'Shine Curriculum' which aims to inspire our children and develop their history skills. Children will receive knowledge organisers highlighting any key vocabulary and the content covered throughout the topic.

 

Autumn Term

Please find below our Knowledge Organisers for Autumn 2.

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 Year 1 KO Travel and Transport NEW.pptxDownload
 Year 2 KO Titanic NEW.pptxDownload
 Year 3 KO Early Man NEW.pptxDownload
 Year 4 KO Ancient Greeks NEW.pptxDownload
 Year 5 KO Vikings NEW.pptxDownload
 Year 6 KO Atlantic Slave Trade NEW.pptxDownload
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Academic Year 2019 - 2020

Y1 have been learning all about the Great Fire of London within the National Curriculum's requirement for pupils to be able to describe and understand key aspects of an event beyond living memory which was significant nationally.

Their end of unit assessment task required them to write an extended piece to answer the question: 'What happened during the Great Fire of London and how did it change London?'

 

 

Y2 have been learning all about Kings, Queens and Leaders within the National Curriculum's requirement for pupils to know about the lives of significant individuals in the past. They also learned about our current monarch to help them understand the difference between the life of a royal in the past, and now.

Their end of unit assessment task required them to write an extended piece to answer the question:

'How has leadership of the UK changed from 1215 AD until now? '

 

 

Y3 have been learning all about changes in Britain from the Bronze Age to the Iron Age within the National Curriculum's requirement for pupils to know about changes in Britain from the Stone Age to the Iron Age.

Their end of unit assessment task required them to write an extended piece to answer the question:

'What were the key changes between the Bronze and Iron age in Britain?'

 

 

Y4 have been learning all about the Romans in Britain within the National Curriculum's requirement for pupils to know about the Roman Empire and its impact on Britain.

 

Their end of unit assessment task required them to write an extended piece to answer the question:

'How did the Romans impact Britain?'

 

 

Y5 have been learning all about The Maya within the National Curriculum's requirement for pupils to know about a non-European society that provides contrasts with British history.

Their end of unit assessment task required them to write an extended piece to answer the question:

'What are the key features of the Maya civilisation?'

 

 

Y6 have been learning all about The Maya within the National Curriculum's requirement for pupils to know about a non-European society that provides contrasts with British history.

Their end of unit assessment task required them to write an extended piece to answer the question:

'What are the key features of the Maya civilisation?'

 

 

Autumn History work

 

Year 1 History Unlocking Task

How has transport changed?

A part of our Unlocking Task for History, the children went outside to conduct a travel survey! Some of the children brought in some information from home after conducting their own research!

 

Why do we celebrate Bonfire Night?

This is Year 2's unlocking task to start our History topic with a bang!

We can't wait to find out what will happen when we add the final ingredient!

 

STAND BACK MRS SAUNDERS

Would you like to try this at home?  Go to the Year 2 page to find the instructions!

Year 2 history detectives.  We used a range of sources to find evidence to prove the statements about The Gunpowder Plot. 

Year 4

How have railways changed over time?

For our unlocking task we made a video of Pemberton Station, looking at new and old features. We also compared the similarities and differences between modern trains and steam locomotives.

During our third lesson in History, we were exploring various steam locomotives as a group. We were given a specific locomotive and as a group we had to research, illustrate and write about the locomotive in order to persuade others that our locomotive was the best. We explored The Mallard, The Star Express, The Rocket and The Flying Scotsman
During our third lesson in History, we were exploring various steam locomotives as a group. We were given a specific locomotive and as a group we had to research, illustrate and write about the locomotive in order to persuade others that our locomotive was the best. We explored The Mallard, The Star Express, The Rocket and The Flying Scotsman

 

 

 

Year 5 - unlocking task - "What do we know about prehistoric people?"

This is the dilemma we found ourselves in...

 

We had to decide what we would do first.  Find water?  Shelter? Collect firewood?  The discussion was very animated!

History

 

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