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                                                                                    History at College Town        


“A people without the knowledge of their past history, origin and culture is like a tree without roots.”

             Marcus Garvey   


History is a Foundation Subject which is sometimes taught in standalone lessons and through English lessons where historical information can be learnt in order to produce pieces of written work. However sometimes, to help immerse children in the learning and in historical events, teaching may be blocked and history lessons may occur two or three times a week over a shorter period.

Key Stage 1

Children in KS 1 learn a range of skills and knowledge, including:

Developing an awareness of the past, knowing where people and events fit in a chronological timeframe, identifying similarities and differences between ways of life in different periods, using the vocabulary of historical terms, learning to ask and answer questions, understanding how we find out about the past.

They are taught about:

  • Changes within living memory
  • Events beyond living memory that are significant nationally or globally
  • The lives of significant individuals in the past who have contributed to national and international achievements
  • To compare aspects of life in different periods
  • Significant historical events, people and places in their own locality

Key Stage 2

Children in KS 2 continue to develop a chronologically secure knowledge and understanding of British, local and world history, note connections, contrasts and trends over time, develop their usage of historical terms, continue to ask valid questions about change, cause, similarity and difference, understand how knowledge of the past is constructed from a range of sources.

They are taught 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 Anglos-Saxon struggle for the Kingdom of England
  • A local history study
  • A theme in British History that extends chronological knowledge beyond 1066
  • The achievements
  • Ancient Greece
  • The achievements of the earliest civilizations
  • A non-European society that provides a contrast with British History e.g. the Mayan civilization