History at St Georges
At St Georges, history is taught creatively and, very often, in a cross-curricular manner. Topics are often delivered in blocks allowing for greater depth and coverage of each area of the curriculum. Most year groups hold a historical-themed day (such as Viking Day in year 4) where the children are encouraged to dress up and, in some instances, receive workshops delivered by experts in their topic.
In the Early years, children discuss as a class their own personal history and time-line of their lives so far. They look at how they change from a baby, to a toddler, to starting school. In the summer term, children learn all about dinosaurs and previously children have been on a trip to the Safari park to really get them engrossed in this topic.
In Key Stage 1, the children look at different cross-curricular topics such as Pirates and the Seaside which cover the History and Geography curriculum. These are one per term to allow children to really get engrossed in the topics and to allow for lots of cross-curricular links to be made. In Key Stage 1, there are 2 cycles of planning for Foundation subjects. This is due to having a mixed year 1 and 2 class so children do not repeat topics. Topics are divided into cycles and terms in the grid below. Where appropriate, children may be taken on an educational visit linked to the topic we have been covering.
In Key Stage 2, the children learn about a variety of different historical periods. They discover how people lived in that specific time era, how that era impacted on us now and differences between now and then. In lessons, IT is frequently used by the children to conduct research and present their findings. When possible, children are taken on educational visits (such as Blists Hill) to really immerse themselves in that specific period of time.
To find out more about what your child is learning in history, please see the whole school history planning below and visit their class blog. Should you wish to find out more or support your child at home with their learning, please click on the following link: http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/primaryhistory/
My personal timeline.
Year 1 and 2 Cycle A
Pirates (Sailing the 7 seas)
Where in the world is Barnaby bear?
Year 1 and 2 Cycle B
What is it like where I live?
Homes and Toys
Food and Farming
Stone Age to Iron Age
World War 2
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