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In History, the children learn about past civilisations, people or events through research and discussion. A variety of resources are used including artefacts, books, DVDs and I.C.T. When possible, study is combined with visits to appropriate sites such as the Egyptian gallery in Liverpool Museum. Guests may be invited in for interview or experts may run a workshop with a class.


Y1/2 Year A

Changes within living memory (where appropriate use these to reveal aspects of change in national life). Such as how toys have changed throughout the years and also a look at kings and queens from throughout history.

Changes beyond living memory that are significant nationally or globally (eg Great Fire of London, The Gunpowder Plot). Also a look at nurses from the past, such as Florence Nightingale.


Y1/2 Year B

Famous people – the lives of significant individuals in past who have contributed to national and international achievements. Some should be used to compare life in different periods, e.g. which famous person had the biggest impact?

Local significant historical events, people and places. We will also focus on explorers from the past.


Y3/4 Year A

The achievements of early civilizations – general overview followed by detailed study of Ancient Egypt.

A focus on royalty-  who Queen Anne was, what Queen Victoria achieved during her reign and a look at the role of the British monarchy today. We will also look at the legacy of the Roman justice system and crime and punishment through the Anglo-Saxon, Tudor and Victorian periods.


Y3/4 Year B

The Roman Empire and its impact on Britain e.g. roads, place names, cities, Hadrian’s Wall, Chester (visit).

Britain’s settlement by Anglo-Saxons and Scots.

The Viking and Anglo-Saxon struggle for the Kingdom of England to the time of Edward the Confessor. Looking at World War Two, they will learn when and why World War II began and find out about the key individuals and countries involved.


Y5/6 Year A

Ancient Greece – a study of Greek life and achievements and their influence on the western world.

Mayan Civilization (cAD 900) - a non-European society that provides contrasts with British History.

World War Two- They will learn when and why World War II began and find out about the key individuals and countries involved.


Y5/6 Year B

A focus on The Stone Age to The Iron Age.

The Shang Dynasty-  The children will learn who the Ancient Shang people were, where and when they lived, using maps and atlases to locate Shang cities.

Local History Study – e.g. aspects of World War 2.

A look at Leisure and Entertainment-  They will learn about how and why football became the nation's favourite sport, the social and cultural importance of the 'Swinging Sixties', why British holiday camps emerged and how television has impacted modern life.

History Scheme Of Work 19/20