History

By the end of their time at Sudbourne, each child will have been taught a wide range of key skills in History to enable them to investigate and respond to historical questions using relevant, organised and thoughtful information.  At all times during the learning of history, children will be taught how to investigate a wide variety of sources of evidence to back up their knowledge of historical events or periods of time.

 

Phase 1 (Years 1 and 2)

Themes

Cycle A

Themes/term

Cycle B

T3

Great Fire of London

  • make a simple time line
  • find out about life in the past by looking at: stories/information books /pictures or photographs /DVDs /the internet /artefacts /museum displays /old buildings and heritage sites
  • describe what happened in important events in the past

 

 

T3

Victorians

  • make a simple time line
  • find out about life in the past by looking at: stories/information books /pictures or photographs /DVDs /the internet /artefacts /museum displays /old buildings and heritage sites
  • record my understanding of the past in different ways, such as: writing /drawing and labelling /painting and collage /drama /making models /making a museum display /performing a play /giving a presentation

T4

Great Fire of London

 

  • describe the lives of some famous people who lived in the past and say why they’re famous.
  • can identify differences and similarities between the ways of life in different time periods.
  • use topic words that are linked to the history I am studying

T4

Victorians

  • describe the lives of some famous people who lived in the past and say why they’re famous.
  • can identify differences and similarities between the ways of life in different time periods.
  • use topic words that are linked to the history I am studying

T6

Whole School Topic

  • identify differences and similarities between the ways of life in different time periods.
  • use words and phrases that relate to the passage of time
  • ask and answer questions about the past

 

 

T5

Space Travel

  • make a simple time line and understand simple chronology
  • describe what happened in important events in the past
  • describe the lives of some famous people who lived in the past and say why they’re famous.

 

Phase 2 (Years 3 and 4)

Themes/ Term

Cycle A

Themes/ term

Cycle B

T2

British

Monarchy

  • describe the beliefs and ideas people held.

 

  • describe why an event, people or individual are significant
  • write as if I were living in the past, perhaps in the style of an autobiography or diary

T1

Viking and Anglo- Saxons Struggle

  • describe why an event, people or individual are significant
  • talk about the causes and effects of events in the past

 

  • can apply my knowledge of chronology in a secure way

T4

Egyptians

  • describe the ways of life of ordinary people who lived in this country or other parts of the world in the past

 

  • select appropriate information from different sources to find out about the past, such as novels and play scripts

/information books /pictures or photographs /documents and diaries /DVDs or videos /the internet /artefacts /museum displays /old buildings and heritage sites

 

  • use the correct historical vocabulary in my writing and discussions about the past

 

T3

Mayans

  • describe the ways of life of ordinary people who lived in this country or other parts of the world in the past

 

  • describe the beliefs and ideas people held

 

  • select appropriate information from different sources to find out about the past, such as novels and play scripts

/information books /pictures or photographs /documents and diaries /DVDs or videos /the internet /artefacts /museum displays /old buildings and heritage sites

 

T6

Chronology/

Enquiry -

Whole School Topic

  • organise my understanding of history in different ways to make sure it makes sense such as: writing/ drawing / painting and collage /drama /making models /making a museum display/ performing a play /giving a spoken presentation /making a presentation using the computer or a short film
  • ask and answer more complex questions about the past

 

T5

Greek History

  • describe how things have changed over time
  • talk about the causes and effects of events in the past
  • select appropriate information from different sources to find out about the past, such as novels and play scripts /information books /pictures or photographs /documents and diaries /DVDs or videos /the internet /artefacts /museum displays /old buildings and heritage sites

               

Phase 3 (Years 5 and 6)

Themes/ Term

Cycle A

Themes/ term

Cycle B

T2

Crime and Punishment

  • can apply my knowledge of chronology in a secure way describe how things have changed over time

 

  • describe how things have changed over time

T1

Stone Age

Iron Age

  • describe similarities and differences between time periods, by comparing and contrasting

 

  • make a time line of events or developments

 

  • talk about the causes and effects of events in the past

 

T4

World War II

  • explain when an important event or development happened, why it happened and what happened next

 

  • describe the ways of life of ordinary people who lived in this country or other parts of the world in the past

 

  • write as if I were living in the past, perhaps in the style of an autobiography or diary

T3

Aztecs

  • describe the ways of life of ordinary people who lived in this country or other parts of the world in the past

 

  • select appropriate information from different sources to find out about the past, such as novels and play scripts /information books /pictures or photographs /documents and diaries /DVDs or videos /the internet /artefacts /museum displays /old buildings and heritage sites

 

  • use words to describe how time passes and how events are recorded

T6

Chronology/

Enquiry -

Whole School Topic

  • organise my understanding of history in different ways to make sure it makes sense such as: writing/ drawing / painting and collage /drama /making models /making a museum display/ performing a play /giving a spoken presentation /making a presentation using the computer or a short film

 

  • ask and answer more complex questions about the past

 

T4

Romans

  • talk about the causes and effects of events in the past

 

  • describe similarities and differences between time periods, by comparing and contrasting