Across the school from Year 1 to Year 6 the children are taught three topics of History a year. The children are a taught a range of historical skills which they develop upon each year. These skills include historical knowledge (constructing and sequencing the past), historical concepts (change and development and cause and effect) and historical enquiry. The children will also develop a wide range of historic vocabulary within each topic and use a range of historical sources to enthuse and broaden their learning experiences.
Below are the three units of historical study that will be taught in each year group.
Year 1: My Family History, The Greatest Explorers, Great Inventions: Transport
Year 2: Bonfire Night and The Great Fire of London, Holidays, Our Local Heroes
Year 3: The Stone Age, The Iron Age and the Bronze Age, Local History
Year 4: The Ancient Egyptians, Roman Britain, Crime and Punishment
Year 5: The Anglo – Saxons, The Vikings, Journeys
Year 6: The Maya Civilisation, The Ancient Greeks, The Impact of war
We also supplement our curriculum with educational visits and speakers (due to the current circumstances we will be using virtual museum tours where possible). As part of our local history units, the children will also have the opportunity to undertake trips around the local area. These include Forty Hall, Enfield Town and Chase Green War Memorial.