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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).

Changes beyond living memory that are significant nationally or globally (eg Great Fire of London, the first aeroplane flight or events commemorated  through festivals or anniversaries).


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.


Y3/4 Year A

Changes in Britain from the Stone Age to the Iron age, e.g. cave paintings and burials; monuments such as Stonehenge; attitudes to the dead.

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


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.


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.


Y5/6 Year B

A study of an aspect or theme in British History that extends pupils’ chronological knowledge  beyond 1066 –  Victorians.

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