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Welcome to the History page

 

History itself, is a story that is always unfolding, always subject to inquiry and ripe for questioning.

 

Jon Meacham

 

We are not makers of history. We are made by history.

 

Martin Luther King, Jr.

 

Those who do not remember the past are condemned to repeat it.

 

George Santayana

 

 

Foundation Topics History/Geography

 

 

Autumn Term

 

 

Spring Term

 

Summer Term

 

Year 1

 

 

Personal History/

The Gunpowder Plot

(History)

 

Pieter Brueghel/

World Weather Patterns

(History/Geography)

 

Mapping/Fieldwork

(Geography)

 

Year 2

 

 

The Great Fire of London/ Samuel Pepys

(History)

 

Florence Nightingale/UK Geography

(History/Geography)

 

Continent of Africa

(Geography)

 

 

Year 3

 

 

Stone Age – Iron Age

(History)

 

Greece

(History/Geography)

 

Anglo – Saxons/Scotland

(History/Geography)

 

Year 4

 

 

Rome

(History/Geography)

 

South America

(Geography)

 

Maya Civilisation

(History)

 

Year 5

 

 

Egypt

(History/Geography)

 

Water Cycle/Counties and Cities

(Geography)

 

Vikings/Anglo-Saxons

(History)

 

Year 6

 

 

World at War

(History)

 

Natural Phenomenon

(Geography)

 

 

Local Study (Southport)

(History/Geography)

 








   

Throughout the school we teach History. In the Foundation stage and Year 1 children look at their own history and use chronology to order events...They learn about key events in our national history and relate it to their own lives. In Year 2 and as the children progress into Key Stage 2 the children learn about key facts and dates of important periods of History like the Stone Age, the Romans and the Vikings. Skillful questioning provides children with the opportunity to question how we know about the past, how did people live then? Why did they make the decisions they did? Why do we learn about the Greeks, for example? What has their legacy been? Children are given the opportunity to question why different sources of information can paint different pictures of the past...Why might that be? Whose voice are we hearing? We don't just want to impart knowledge to children. We aim to get them to start upon the path of making balanced enquiries and thinking like historians, - making links and drawing inferences regarding those elements of history which are subject to discussion.  Ultimately at Birkdale Primary we aim for our history lessons to inspire questioning, reasoning and debating...
Picture 1 Year 3
Picture 2 Year 3
Picture 3 Foundation
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