Alderbrook Primary School

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History

History Intent Statement

At Alderbrook Primary School, we provide a history curriculum that ignites curiosity and fascination about the past in Britain as well as the wider world.  Through finding out about how and why the world, our country, culture and our local community have developed over time, children begin to understand how the past influences the present. Our representative History curriculum enables children to develop a context for their growing sense of identity and a chronological framework for their knowledge of significant events and people. We have carefully written our curriculum to represent a diverse range of backgrounds which are linked to our demographic. Within our history curriculum across the school we have focused our lesson objectives and history units on 6 big ideas, civilisation, democracy, empire, cause and consequence, change and continuity and parliament which thread throughout the curriculum from Year 1 to Year 6.

History Long Term Plan and Knowledge and Skills Document
 History Tube Line

Alderbrook Key Stage One Timeline

In KS1, children spend time learning about changes within living memory for example in Year 1 we learn about what has changed since my grandparents were young. We also look at events beyond living memory for example studying transport in year 2 where children understand how transport has advanced over time and how aspects of life have changed because of this. In KS1 children also learn about the lives of significant individuals in the past and local history. For example in Year 1 we learn about what it means to be a queen, understanding the role of a monarch. Across KS1 children have access to a timeline that they build themselves where they can visually see where the topics they are learning fit into a historical timeline.

In KS2, pupils continue to develop secure knowledge and understanding of British, local and world history. Children are taught to identify trends over time and be able to establish clear narratives within and across periods they are studying, using key historical vocabulary. In Year 3 the children begin KS2 by learning about the changes in Britain from the Stone Age to the Iron Age. In Year 4 they study ‘What the Romans did for us’, understanding how Britain changed from the Iron Age to the Roman occupation. In Year 5 children learn how Britain has changed between the end of the Roman occupation and 1066. Year 6 look at significant events beyond 1066 in British history as well as a local study focusing on Empire Windrush. Across KS2 children have access to a timeline that they build themselves where they can visually see where the period of history they are learning about fits into a historical timeline.

Alderbrook Key Stage Two Timeline

Autumn Knowledge Organisers

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Year 1 - Fire! Fire!

Year 2 - Imagine a World without Transport

Year 3 - I'm a Child from the Modern Age Get me out of Here!

Year 4 - What the Romans did for us

Year 5 - Baelenham

Year 6 Autumn 1 - Blitzed Britain

Year 6 Autumn 2 - Migration

Spring Knowledge Organisers

Year 1 - What does it mean to be a Queen?

Year 2 - Tenacious and Curious Explorers

Year 5 - Valiant Vikings

Year 6 - Maya Civilization

Summer Knowledge Organisers

Year 1 - What has changed since my Grandparents were young?

Year 3 - Ancient Ancients

Year 4 - A Peek at the Greeks