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History - KS2 - Year 5 / 6

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: 

Majestic Monarchs

Topic: 

Parrots and Palms

Topic: 

On our Patch

History

YEAR: 5/6

Cycle B

(2015-2016)

 

 

British History (KS2)

 

a study of an aspect or theme in British history that extends pupils’ chronological knowledge beyond 1066: Tudors

 the changing power of monarchs using case studies  changes in an aspect of social history, such as crime and punishment from the Tudor times to the present or leisure and entertainment in the 20th Century  a significant turning point in British history

 

 

 

 

Topic: 

Mayan Civilisation

& Stone Age

 

Topic: 

France

 

Topic: 

Togas and Temples

 

History

 

YEAR: 5/6

Cycle A

(2016-2017)

 

British History (KS2)

Stone age/Iron age:

changes in Britain from the Stone Age to the Iron Age

 

Broader History Study (KS2)

Mayan Civilisation

a non-European society that provides contrasts with British history – one study chosen from: early Islamic civilization, including a study of Baghdad c. AD 900; Mayan civilization c. AD 900; Benin (West Africa) c. AD 900-1300.

 

 

Broader History Study (KS2)

Togas and Temples

 

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

 

 

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