History is taught and studied across the school, both as the focus for blocks of topic lessons, and as a part of other subject areas. We work on a rolling two year programme here at Trinity Road. Below are details of the History learning that will take place over the course of this academic year.
|Years 1 and 2||During the Autumn Term, the children in KS1 will study Changes Across Living Memory. During this time they will develop an awareness of the past by researching the passing of time through a chronological framework. They will explore the similarities and differences between periods of time, answer questions and use sources to find out how the past is represented in different ways. In the Summer Term the children in KS1 will study Famous Individuals. Through this topic the children will develop their language and vocabulary to use words and phrases relating to the passing of time and everyday historical terms.|
|Years 3 and 4||During the second half of Autumn Term the lower KS2 children will study the Victorians. This topic will allow the children to study a significant turning point in British History, industry and education. They will make connections and contrasts to explore trends over time. In the first half of Summer Term the children in lower KS2 will study the Romans through an Invaders and Settlers topic which will also include a local history study. They will develop the appropriate use of historical terms through researching contrasts, trends and similarities over time constructed from a range of sources.|
|Years 5 and 6||During the Autumn Term upper KS2 children will study Early Civilisations through exploring the lives of the Aztecs, Mayans and Incas. Throughout this topic the children will gain an overview of where and when the first civilisations appeared through in-depth study. In the Spring Term upper KS2 will see a combined History and Geography topic centred around World War Two. This topic allows for the study of an aspect of history from a significant period in time. In Summer Term upper KS2 children will study Decades of Change. Throughout this topic the children will study a theme in British History that extends their own knowledge beyond 1066. An example of this would be exploring leisure and entertainment in the 20th Century.|
Here are some photographs of learning taking place within History across the school.