History

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At Creswell Junior School pupils develop a chronologically secure knowledge and understanding of British, local and world history, establishing clear narratives within and across the periods they study

Children note connections, contrasts and trends over time and develop the appropriate use of historical terms. Children regularly address and sometimes devise historically valid questions about change, cause, similarity and difference, and significance. Children construct informed responses that involve thoughtful selection and organisation of relevant historical information. Children are taught to understand how our knowledge of the past is constructed from a range of sources.

We believe that a high-quality history education will help pupils gain a coherent knowledge and understanding of Britain’s past and that of the wider world. It should inspire pupils’ curiosity to know more about the past. Our teaching will equip pupils to ask perceptive questions, think critically, weigh evidence, sift arguments, and develop  a sense of perspective and judgement.

 History helps pupils to understand the complexity of people’s lives, the process of change, the diversity of societies and relationships between different groups, as well as their own identity and the challenges of their time. 

What History is covered in each year group? 
 
Year 3:
Egyptians, Celts Bronze/Iron age and Saxons and Local History Stone age to early man.
 
 
Year 4:
British history (chronological narrative Looking at toys), History of Chocolate, Mayan civilisation Contrast with British History, and Roman empire and its impact on Britain
 
 
Year 5: 
Vikings and Greeks
 
 
Year 6: 
A local history study and turning point in British History