Through our Big Question Topics children learn and gain an understanding of Britain’s past (as a chronological story) and that of the wider world using questioning, thinking critically, and looking at different evidence and arguments.
In KS1 children learn about the past and words used to describe it. They are taught about changes, ‘Big Events’, and important historical people in Britain, the wider world and their own locality.
In KS2 children build on their previous knowledge, improve their understanding of what happened when and also look at links, differences and trends over time. They are taught about British history from the Stone Age to the Iron Age; Roman invasion; Anglo Saxons and Vikings; a local study; an important event or theme after 1066; an early civilisation, Ancient Greece and a contrasting non-European society.
Below is our History Subject overview which shows what aspects of the curriculum are taught when and within which topic.