History.

Vision:

History is an exciting and dynamic subject that aims to bring the subject alive and foster in children a love for learning about the past.  Plans are already in place to introduce annual external visits to reinforce class based learning in a fun and interactive way. Future plans are to establish a History club where pupils can be involved in drama re-enactments of the past as well as giving pupils the opportunity to investigate aspects of History in which they take a personal interest.

Approach / Philosophy:

Pupils receive one hour lesson a week in each year and follow National Curriculum guidelines for history.  Whilst the programmes of study are content—based and predominantly chronological, opportunities have been made for pupils to engage in independent learning and to partake in “fun” activities to bring the subject to life.  These include re-enactment of battles, role-plays, hot-seating, competitions, card-sort activities and more.

Pupil involvement in lessons is very important and lessons have paired, group and whole-class discussions and debates built in to try to engage pupils and encourage them to take an active role in their own learning.

Department Members:

Subject Leader: Mrs J French
Teaching Staff: Mr Van der Merwe, Mr Matthews, Mrs Sheppard, Mrs Cowling, Ms Purves and Miss Fossey

Topic Overview 2018-19:

Year Group

AUTUMN TERM

SPRING TERM

SUMMER TERM

5

The History of Cranfield

The Ancient Greeks

The Roman Empire

6

The Anglo Saxons

The Vikings

(i)                 Crime and Punishment

(ii)               The Ancient Maya

7

Britain c.1066-1450

(i)                 Britain c. 1066-1450

(ii)               Britain c.1450-1700

Britain c. 1450-17oo

8

Britain and Empire c. 1700-1900

Britain and Empire c.1700-1900

(i)                 The slave trade

(ii)               Political reform and votes for women

USEFUL WEBSITES

http://www.historyforkids.net/
http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/forkids/
https://www.ducksters.com/history/ancient_egypt.php
http://www.primaryhomeworkhelp.co.uk/history/index.html