A high-quality history education will help pupils gain a coherent knowledge and understanding of Britain’s past and that of the wider world. It should inspire pupils’ curiosity to know more about the past. Teaching should equip pupils to ask perceptive questions, think critically, weigh evidence, sift arguments, and develop perspective and judgement. History helps pupils to understand the complexity of people’s lives, the process of change, the diversity of societies and relationships between different groups, as well as their own identity and the challenges of their time.
During the Autumn term, Year 1 will investigate the lives of their class names; Edmund Hillary and Leonardo DiCaprio.
In the Spring term, they will focus on event beyond living memory. This will involve finding out about an explorer and the places they explored.
In the Autumn term, Year 2 investigated the life of Neil Armstrong. They created fact-files about him and used collage to create Apollo 11.
During the Autumn term, Year 3 have been investigating the Roman Empire and the impact it had on Britain.