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Headteacher - Mrs Maxine Bell

Guiseley Primary School

History

Our Vision for History

 

By the end of their time with us, children will know stories both local as well as from far and wide and will understand their significance in shaping Britain and the world.

They will have developed their historical thinking as well as their ability to investigate, consider, reflect and review events and people from the past.

 Their enquiring minds will enable them to ask and answer challenging historical questions and be able to make links between events, (underpinned by a deep seated understanding of chronology), understand change and continuity, identify similarity and difference, cause and effect and interpret events and developments.

They will use historical terms accurately and confidently and draw upon knowledge and skills from other subjects when communicating their ideas and findings.

 Our children will demonstrate a sense of social responsibility and a respect for diversity. They will be willing to engage in and comment on a range of events and issues from the past that may be considered (both now and in the past) to be immoral, sensitive or controversial, leading to debates about what is right and wrong and passing judgment.

 Overall, they will feel well equipped and prepared for the next stage of their history education and feel proud of their place.

What are we doing in each year group?

 

Key Stage 1 History fits into four categories:

  • Changes within living memory
  • Events beyond living memory
  • Lives of significant individuals in the past
  • Significant historical events, people and places within our locality

 

The topics covered by Year 1 and Year 2 sit well in meeting these requirements.

 

Year 1

Marvellous Me

Old and New Toys

Famous Pirates

Dinosaurs

Life of Amy Johnson & the Montgolfier brothers

Changes in Transport

 

Year 2

Food Glorious Food – covering changes in food throughout time – linked to the Victorian Period

The Great Fire of London including a study of Samuel Pepys

The Gunpowder Plot including a study of Guy Fawkes

Salt’s Mill, Sir Titus Salt and David Hockney

 

 

 

Key Stage 2 History is broken down into:

  • Changes in Britain from the Stone Age to the Iron Age
  • The Roman Empire and its impact on Britain
  • Britain’s settlement by the Anglo-Saxons and Scots
  • The Viking and Anglo-Saxon struggle for the Kingdom of England to the time of Edward the Confessor
  • A local history study
  • A study of an aspect or theme in British history that extends pupils’ chronological knowledge beyond 1066
  • The achievements of the earliest civilizations
  • Ancient Greece
  • A non-European society that provides contrasts with British history.

 

Year 3

Stone Age to the Iron Age

The Romans

The Egyptians

 

 

 

Year 4

 Ancient Greece

Anglo Saxons

Vikings

 

Year 5

The Plague

Crime & Punishment

 The Mayans

 

 

Year 6

WWI & WWII

The Tudors – Were Tudor Queens better than Tudor Kings?

The 7 Wonders of the Ancient & Modern World