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Welcome to Sussex Road School History

Through our History curriculum, we want children to develop a sense of curiosity and not just take things at face value.  Children are encouraged to learn about the past by asking questions and challenging the things that they learn.  We want children to be inspired by the people of the past and by what they have achieved.  We aim to develop reflective thinkers who can see the mistakes of the past and understand how not to repeat them in the future.  Through our Enquiries and the different periods in the past that the children learn about, we seek to make comparisons with our lives today and to see how the past has influenced how we live our lives today.

We follow a concept-based curriculum focusing on continuity and change, significance, cause and consequence and finding similarities and differences.  We revisit these concepts several times throughout the children's primary school learning journey, allowing children to make connections with their previous knowledge.  The children learn about the past from a range of sources, including videos, artefacts, visitors, pictures/photographs, diary entries, etc.

 

Sussex Road School History

 

 

Term 1

Term 2

Term 3

Term 4

Term 5

Term 6

Year 1

 

 

 

 

 

Continuity & change

Significant individuals in the past

Similarities & differences

Changes within living memory

Year 2

 

 

 

Cause & consequence

Significant historical events in the locality

Significance

Events beyond living memory

 

Year 3

 

Similarity & difference

Stone Age to Iron Age

 

Cause & consequence

Ancient Greece

 

 

Year 4

Significance

Anglo-Saxons, Scots & Vikings

 

 

Continuity & change

Local history study

 

 

Year 5

Similarities & differences

Non-European society (Maya civilisation)

 

 

Significance

Early civilisation (Ancient Egypt)

 

 

Year 6

 

Cause & consequence

Roman Empire and its impact on Britain

 

Continuity & change

An aspect of British history beyond 1066

 

 

 

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