History

At Kingsley we teach a varied history curriculum. Each year group has their own topics and enquiries which enable the children to think critically about the world around them.

History provides a meaningful, engaging and stimulating source of experience for pupils to improve the quality of their speaking and listening, reading and writing skills in combination with enhancing their knowledge and understanding of history and what it means to work as an historian. Integrated in this way language and literacy becomes an enabling mechanism for children and young people to access higher order subject outcomes.

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Year group

Topics in term order

                                                                                                                                                                                     1                       2                        3                         4                       5                              6                                             

Reception

 

 

 

Rainbow fish

 

 

Light and Dark

 Family, Food & Festivals

 Spring to Life

 Traditional Tails

 Bugs Life

Year 1

 

 

The Elves & the Shoemaker

‘What is the geography of where I live like?’

India ‘Ja Ho’

‘Who is the greatest history maker?’

London

 

The Royal Family

Amazing Adventures

‘What does it take to become a great explorer?’

Amazing Adventures

‘Why don’t penguins need to fly?’

Year 2

 

 

Australia

‘How does Port Douglas compare with Northampton?’

 

Fire Fire

‘How do we know so much about what happened in the Great Fire of London?’

China

 

Space

‘What does it take to become a great explorer?’

Space

1960’s 

‘How do our favourite toys and games compare with those of the 1960’s?’

Year 3

 

 

Stone Age

‘How did the lives of ancient Britons change during the Stone Age?’

Stone Age

 ‘What is the secret of the standing stones?’

Romans

‘How did the arrival of the Romans change Britain?’

Romans

‘Why do we know so much about where Sappho used to live?’

Castles

‘Why were castles so important to the Normans?’

Castles

‘How and why is my local environment changing?’

Year 4

 

 

Harry Potter

‘How has crime and punishment changed through time?’

Harry Potter

‘How maps are a valuable source of information?’

Amazon Rainforest

‘Why are jungles so wet and deserts so cold?’

 

Amazon Rainforest

‘Why is fair trade fair?’

 

‘Why did the ancient Maya change their way of life?’

World War 2

‘Why was winning the Battle of Britain in 1940 so important?’

 

‘How can we live more sustainably?’

World War 2

‘What was Northampton like in World War two?’

Year 5

 

 

Ancient Greeks

‘How many men attended the battle of Thermopylae’

 

‘Why are mountains so important’

Ancient Greeks

‘The Trojan Horse- historical fact, classical myth or legend.’

Natural Disasters

‘Why do the biggest earthquakes not always cause the most damage?’

Natural Disasters

‘How do volcanoes affect the lives of the people on Hiemaey’

Ancient Egypt

‘Did the slaves build the great pyramids of Giza?’

 

‘What is a river?’

Ancient Egypt

‘What happened to the boy behind the golden mask?’

Year 6

 

 

Victorians

‘What was life like for a poor child in Victorian Britain?’

 

Victorians

‘Did the punishment fit the crime?’

Biomes of the World

‘How is climate change effecting the world?’

Biomes of the World

Sumerians

Sumerians