History

Overview

Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1

Summer 2

Reception

Development Matters Framework

Begin to make sense of their own life-story and family’s history.

Comment on images of familiar situations in the past. • Compare and contrast characters from stories, including figures from the past.

Talk about the lives of people around them and their roles in society. • Know some similarities and differences between things in the past and now, drawing on their experiences and what has been read in class. • Understand the past through settings, characters and events encountered in books read in class and storytelling.


These enquiry questions will come from the children but will cover: 

How have I changed since I was a baby? 

What are our favourite celebrations each year? Include all families and children. 

‘Learning journey’ of photographs for the children to reflect on our Reception timeline, to encourage discussion and recount.

 The Tiger Who Came to Tea and ‘Peepo’. talking about the past and comparing similarities and differences. 

Introduction to a timeline- floor books, our timeline. 

Year 1

Toys 

Events within living memory

Cultures and pastimes 

Local History

Artefacts


Life of a Victorian child under the reign of Queen Victoria- comparison with Queen Elizabeth

Significant people in comparison with different periods. 

Local History and visit Guildford Museum 

Society


Remembrance Day  (short unit) 

Local History

Conflict

Main events 

The First Flight:


The Wright brothers, Hilda Hewlet (local),Bessie Coleman and Amelia Earhart


Local link and visit- Brooklands Museum 



Events and people beyond living memory

Travel and exploration 

Local History 

Explorers (Short unit) 

Christopher Columbus and Neil Armstrong


Events beyond living memory

Settlements

Travel and exploration

Location 

Significant individuals and comparison

 

How has our  highstreet changed overtime?  


Locality study- Guildford


Changes within living memory


Artefacts



Year 2

Kings and Queens

-William the Conqueror 

Revist Queen Elizabeth in comparison (Y1) 

-Battle of Hastings

-Why were castles built? 

Local History- Guildford Castle

Conflict

Events

Settlement 

Great Fire of London –

Samuel Pepys and and John Evenlyn 


Local History

Events

artefacts 

 

Explorers

Retrieval  from Year 1

Christopher Columbus


Comparison to another explorer from a different time period and their achievements 

e.g 

Captain James Cook

Ibn Battuta 

Travel and exploration

Scott of the Antarctica

Mary Anning

Why is she remembered?


George Cubbit
(Local link)


significant individual

events

artefacts

Visit Natural History museum 

 

Year 3

What was new about the Stone Age? 

Settlement and farming

artefacts

society

 

Changes from the Bronze Age to the Iron Age 

Settlement and farming

artefacts

society 

 

Ancient Egyptians 

Overview of Early civilizations and 

in depth study of Ancient Egypt

Beliefs and achievements

Farming 

Year 4

The Roman Empire and its impact on Britain 

conflict



Britain’s settlement of the Anglo Saxons and Scots 

settlement

 

The Viking and Anglo-Saxon struggle for the Kingdom of England to the time of Edward the Confessor

conflict

 

Year 5

A non-European society that provides contrasts with British history 

The Mayan civilisation Compare the Maya with the Vikings as the children have previously studied the Vikings in Y5. The NC states that this particular topic should be a comparative study and not just an isolated look at the Maya.

Society

 

Ancient Greece

– a study of Greek life and achievements and their influence on the western world


society

beliefs

culture and pastimes 

Industrial revolution, Darby family, inventions

working conditions


Link with residential – Ironbridge 

events





Year 6

Tudors 

Local History Study

RGS, the Friary 


Battle of Bosworth; Henry’s wives; church;

Spanish Armada

Black History

Windrush Scandal: Identifying changes in society and demographics 


Theme of conflict 

WW1 Christmas Truce – 

Conflict 

WWII – Battle of Britain


Conflict 

Conflict



Crime and Punishment

The spike (local history)