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History Curriculum Overview

Below you will find the knowledge, skills and focuses in History at St Peter's

Year Group Curriculum Focus
Year One  Significant individuals- Neil Armstrong, Kings and Queens, Changes in our living memory
Year Two Significant individuals- Grace Darling, Changes outside of living memory- the Victorians
Year Three Pre-History, Romans in Britain, Anglo-Saxons and Vikings, key historical individual- Nelson Mandela
Year Four

Ancient Civilisations overview, focus on Ancient Egypt, Music in British history, Victorian events as a study of change over time

Year Five

Local History study: World War 2, Human Rights in the UK- changes over time, Ancient Greece,

Mayan Civilisation and how theatre and performing arts changed (William Shakespeare)

Year Six

Local History Study- Brighton tourism changes to a seaside town,

Changes over time since 1066- Crime and Punishment 

  • Empathy: Understanding how people in the past may have felt 
  • Perspectives: How others will have differing points of view
  • Cause and effect: Why events occurred and what the consequences were
  • Evidence: Using and assessing primary and secondary sources
  • Continuity and change: What has changed and what has stayed the same
  • Impact: What effects did the event have on people at the time and into the future.

Skills: Observing; questioning; recording; communicating; concluding; researching; analysis; reflecting; responding