Aims of the New Curriculum:

That all children know and understand:

  • The history of the United Kingdom and Ireland from the earliest times to modern day and recognise how people’s lives have shaped Britain and how Britain has influenced and been influenced by the whole world.
  • The important moments from world history e.g. ancient civilisations, empires and the creation of parliaments.
  • Historical concepts such as change, cause and consequence. Analyse historical documents, identifying similarities and differences, ask critical questions and create their own structured accounts.
  • Identify connections between local, regional, national and international history.

Key Stage One coverage

Y1: Changes within living memory. The children identify and compare how British shops and Seaside resorts have changed along our high streets and coasts.

Yr 2: Events beyond living memory that are significant nationally or globally. The children study Samuel Cody, as Farnborough was the site of Britain’s first powered flight and The Great Fire of London.

Yr2: The lives of significant individuals in the past who have contributed to national and international achievements. The children research the life and work of Florence Nightingale.

Key Stage 2 coverage

Yr3: Changes in Britain from the Stone Age to the Iron Age including Celtic culture.

Yr4: Study Ancient Greek life and achievements and influences on the western world.

The Roman Empire and its impact on Britain

Yr 5: Britain’s settlement by Anglo-Saxons and Scot.

Examine a non-European society that provides contrasts with British history e.g. Mayan civilisation.

Yr6: The Viking and Anglo-Saxon Struggle for England to the time of Edward the Confessor.

Study a significant turning point in British history e.g. The Battle of Britain.

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