At Glebe, the History Curriculum develops children’s knowledge of historical periods, events and significant individuals. Children learn key facts and concepts alongside skills such as chronological understanding, how to analyse and evaluate historical evidence, how to empathise with people from different eras and how to compare and contrast life in different periods.
EYFS - My family my past
Year 1 – Kings, Queens and Castles, Famous people in History
Year 2 – Artic Explorers, The Great Fire of London
Year 3 – The Romans, Stone age to Iron age
Year 4 – Anglo Saxons, The Tudors
Year 5 – The Stuarts, Ancient Egypt, The Mayans
Year 6 – Ancient Greece, The Battle of Britain
Children’s historical learning at Glebe starts with the familiar: their own pasts and those of their families. As children’s learning travels further back in time, History is brought to life through a Great Fire of London workshop and through books and role play. These help to fire the children’s imaginations and enable them to empathise with the lives of children in different eras.
In Key Stage Two, the story of Britain is interwoven with studies of ancient civilizations. Children explore concepts of migration, empire, civilization, continuity and change, cause and consequence, similarity, difference and significance. Immersive role-play experiences on trips to Kentwell Hall, The Globe Theatre and The British Museum develop children’s understanding of life in Britain in different eras. Studies of ancient civilisations of Rome and Egypt are supported by workshops in school. Children express their learning through drama, art, discussion and writing.