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History - KS2 - Year 3 / 4

Key stage 2

Pupils should continue to develop a chronologically secure knowledge and understanding of British, local and world history, establishing clear narratives within and across the periods they study. They should note connections, contrasts and trends over time and develop the appropriate use of historical terms. They should regularly address and sometimes devise historically valid questions about change, cause, similarity and difference, and significance. They should construct informed responses that involve thoughtful selection and organisation of relevant historical information. They should understand how our knowledge of the past is constructed from a range of sources.

In planning to ensure the progression described above through teaching the British, local and world history outlined below, teachers should combine overview and depth studies to help pupils understand both the long arc of development and the complexity of specific aspects of the content.

 

 

Autumn Term

 

Spring Term

 

Summer Term

 

Topic: Romans (Rotten Romans)

 

Topic: Vicious Villains. (Anglo Saxons and Vikings)

Topic: Staying Alive

 

History

YEAR: 3/4

Cycle A

(2014-2015)

 

 

British History (KS2)

Roman Empire and its impact on Britain.

This could include:  Julius Caesar’s attempted invasion in 55-54 BC  the Roman Empire by AD 42 and the power of its army  successful invasion by Claudius and conquest, including Hadrian’s Wall  British resistance, for example, Boudica  ‘Romanisation’ of Britain: sites such as Caerwent and the impact of technology, culture and beliefs, including early Christianity

British History (KS2)

Anglo Saxons and Vikings / Viking invasions.

Britain’s settlement by Anglo-Saxons and Scots

This could include:  Roman withdrawal from Britain in c. AD 410 and the fall of the western Roman Empire  Scots invasions from Ireland to north Britain (now Scotland)  Anglo-Saxon invasions, settlements and kingdoms: place names and village life  Anglo-Saxon art and culture  Christian conversion – Canterbury, Iona and Lindisfarne

 

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

This could include:  Viking raids and invasion  resistance by Alfred the Great and Athelstan, first king of England  further Viking invasions and Danegeld  Anglo-Saxon laws and justice  Edward the Confessor and his death in 1066

Broader History (KS2)

WW11

 a depth study linked to one of the British areas of study listed above  a study over time tracing how several aspects of national history are reflected in the locality (this can go beyond 1066)  a study of an aspect of history or a site dating from a period beyond 1066 that is significant in the locality.

 

 

 

 

Topic: Blood and Bandages (Egypt)

 

Topic: Mountain Mayhem

 

Topic: Delve into Derby

History

 

YEAR: 3/4

Cycle B

(2015-2016)

 

Broader History Study (KS2)

Ancient Egyptian life.

 

 

the achievements of the earliest civilizations – an overview of where and when the first civilizations appeared and a depth study of one of the following: Ancient Sumer; The Indus Valley; Ancient Egypt; The Shang Dynasty of Ancient China

 

Broader History Study (KS2)

Indus Valley, Incas.

Alps, Himalayas.

 

the achievements of the earliest civilizations – an overview of where and when the first civilizations appeared and a depth study of one of the following: Ancient Sumer; The Indus Valley; Ancient Egypt; The Shang Dynasty of Ancient China

 

British History Study (KS2)

Compare Derby to Skegess.

a local history study

 a depth study linked to one of the British areas of study listed above  a study over time tracing how several aspects of national history are reflected in the locality (this can go beyond 1066)  a study of an aspect of history or a site dating from a period beyond 1066 that is significant in the locality.

 

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