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Grove’s Vision for History

At Grove, we aim to give children an opportunity to learn about Britain’s past and how it relates to the wider world. Through our history topics, we hope to inspire children’s curiosity for the past.

The history curriculum gives children an experience of Britain’s past, as well as exploring the contributions of ancient societies throughout the world. We aim to do this by teaching children skills in various types of fieldwork as well as research and analysis of primary and secondary sources. Wherever possible, we will make visits to historical sites and museums.

History will be a driving force to inspire other lessons in a cross-curricular fashion. We will use technical vocabulary and allow historical concepts to seep through in our writing and maths topics, where appropriate.

Overview of the curriculum

 Learning begins in the Foundation Stage where children are encouraged to gain a sense of understanding of where they have come from, and of changes and developments over time. In Key Stage One pupils are taught key historical skills in order to develop knowledge about the history of our local area and of important events of the past within living memory. They also study significant British individuals who have had a key influence on our history. In Key Stage Two this knowledge is widened to British history beyond living memory and then to World history. They are taught how to use and understand subject-specific vocabulary in relation to history and to develop skills to enhance their knowledge and understanding of the chronology of local, British and World history and of how another society’s history compares with ours. The children are also taught to develop historical skills through first-hand observations and trips where possible/ appropriate.

 

Year Group

Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1

Summer 2

1

 

Footprints from the past

 

Kings and Queens

 

Houses and Homes

Myths and Legends

The circus is coming to town

 

2

Lowestoft

 

All dressed up

 

 

Castles

Travel and transport

 

 

3/4A

They made a difference

 

 

World War II

 

 

 

Inventions that changed the world

What’s on the menu?

 

 

3/4B

Explorers and Adventurers

From Stone to Iron

 

Temples, tombs and Treasure

 

Mexico

 

 

5/6A

Victorians

 

 

The cradle of civilisation

Romans

 

5/6B

The Great, the Bold and the Brave!

Moving People

 

Invaders and Raiders

 

Indus Valley

 

 

 

There was a lot of History going on in the Spring term at Grove!

There was a lot of History going on in the Spring term at Grove! 1 Celandine
There was a lot of History going on in the Spring term at Grove! 2 Speedwell
There was a lot of History going on in the Spring term at Grove! 3 Willow
There was a lot of History going on in the Spring term at Grove! 4 Willow
There was a lot of History going on in the Spring term at Grove! 5 Snowdrop
There was a lot of History going on in the Spring term at Grove! 6 Elder
There was a lot of History going on in the Spring term at Grove! 7 Elder
There was a lot of History going on in the Spring term at Grove! 8 Poppy
There was a lot of History going on in the Spring term at Grove! 9 Fern

Some of our wonderful History displays from Autumn Term 2014.

Some of our wonderful History displays from Autumn Term 2014. 1 Elder
Some of our wonderful History displays from Autumn Term 2014. 2 Elder
Some of our wonderful History displays from Autumn Term 2014. 3 Oak
Some of our wonderful History displays from Autumn Term 2014. 4 Daisy and Buttercup
Some of our wonderful History displays from Autumn Term 2014. 5 Speedwell

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