Scroll to the bottom of the page to see examples of the history work taking place in school.
The National Curriculum for History at Barton.
Coordinating history as a subject is very important. We ensure children build on their chronological knowledge by using a portable timeline to add events to existing knowledge. We track National Curriculum content carefully to ensure our pupils receive a breadth of knowledge and skills to enjoy this subject; this includes ensuring historical vocabulary is covered in each year group to add and deepen understanding. Learning in Key Stage 2 is further enhanced by an after school History Warriors Club.
Here is our current cycle for History Provision in school (2017 - 18):
Year 1 Autumn : Toys in the Past
Spring : Great Fire of London
Summer : Columbus
Year 2 Autumn : Queen Elizabeth I & Victoria
Spring : Local History
Summer : 20thC Industrialisation
Year 3 Autumn : Local History
Spring : Stone Age to Iron Age
Summer : Ancient Greeks
Year 4 Autumn : Railway Revolution
Spring : Ancient China
Summer : Local History
Year 5 & 6 Autumn : Railway Revolution
Spring : Crime & Punishment
Summer : Mayans
The National Curriculum for History, including year group specific themes, is set out below. Further information on the teaching of each element will be given in the curriculum plans that are sent home at the start of each new topic. These can be viewed on the class areas of the school website.
The National Curriculum for History.
The national curriculum for history aims to ensure that all pupils:
Key Stage 1
Pupils should develop an awareness of the past, using common words and phrases relating to the passing of time. They should know where the people and events they study fit within a chronological framework and identify similarities and differences between ways of life in different periods. They should use a wide vocabulary of everyday historical terms. They should ask and answer questions, choosing and using parts of stories and other sources to show that they know and understand key features of events. They should understand some of the ways in which we find out about the past and identify different ways in which it is represented.
In planning to ensure the progression described above through teaching about the people, events and changes outlined below, teachers are often introducing pupils to historical periods that they will study more fully at key stages 2 and 3.
By the end of Key Stage 1 pupils at St Lawrence CE primary School will have learnt about:
Key Stage 2
Pupils should 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 should note connections, contrasts and trends over time and develop the appropriate use of historical terms. They should regularly address and sometimes devise historically valid questions about change, cause, similarity and difference, and significance. They should construct informed responses that involve thoughtful selection and organisation of relevant historical information. They should understand how our knowledge of the past is constructed from a range of sources.
In planning to ensure the progression described above through teaching the British, local and world history outlined below, teachers should combine overview and depth studies to help pupils understand both the long arc of development and the complexity of specific aspects of the content.
By the end of Key Stage 2 pupils at St Lawrence CE primary School will have learnt about:
QUANTUM THEATRE VISIT
YOUR COUNTRY NEEDS YOU
Your Country Needs You - The First World War. The play used original sources and material from the time and interweaved songs, poetry and prose to examine the effects of war on those directly involved. Moving, informative and sometimes even comic, Your Country Needs You delivered a wartime experience that gets to the heart of the day to day lives of those involved. The play provided a 'hook' for our WW1 focus week later in the term.
MARTIN LUTHER KING
"I Have a Dream" is a public speech delivered by American civil rights activist Martin Luther King, Jr. on August 28, 1963. During their Martin Luther King Topic, Elm Class created their own "I Have a Dream" speeches to reflect current issues in Africa.
Click HERE to go to read some.
THE ANCIENT GREEKS
Elm Class enjoyed their Ancient Greeks topic and were inspired by the Greek Myths.
Click HERE to see some of their stunning artwork and listen to their musical compositions.
VISIT TO MARTIN MERE
At the beginning of one of the junior classes topics studying the Saxons and Scots, children went to the Saxon Village of Mere Tun for the day. Children learned how to weave a en for the chickens using willow branches, how to forage for food and useful items that the Saxons would have used in their daily lives, how to fight like a Saxon and how to thatch a roof! All the children had a fantastic time as well as learning lots in the process.