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History

KS2 History

'A high-quality history education will help pupils gain a coherent knowledge and understanding of Britain’s past and that of the wider world. It should inspire pupils’ curiosity to know more about the past. Teaching should equip pupils to ask perceptive questions, think critically, weigh evidence, sift arguments, and develop perspective and judgement. History helps pupils to understand the complexity of people’s lives, the process of change, the diversity of societies and relationships between different groups, as well as their own identity and the challenges of their time.' (National Curriculum 2014)

 

In KS2, pupils will continue to develop a chronologically secure knowledge and understanding of British, local and world history, establishing clear narratives within and across the periods they study. They will learn about:

  • changes in Britain from the Stone Age to the Iron Age
  • the Roman Empire and its impact on Britain
  • 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
  • an aspect or theme in British history that extends pupils’ chronological knowledge beyond 1066

 

During their time at Foxdell, pupils will study a range of units encompassing British and World History. Through captivating and engaging history lessons, we will inspire pupil’s curiosity and inquisitiveness to look to the past and learn for the future. They will explore British history from the earliest times to the present day; forming an understanding of how people’s lives have shaped the nation and how Britain has influenced and been influenced by the wider world. Children will be given the chance to learn about history, chronology of important communities and civilizations around the world and their local history to allow them to become immersed in their local heritage and culture.

 

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