At Senacre Wood Primary, we aim to deliver a history curriculum that is accessible to all and that will maximise the outcomes for every child so that they know more, remember more and understand more.
Through an enquiry approach, our History Curriculum intends to:
For details of how we implement this within our school and how we measure the impact, please read our History policy.
This term EYFS have been finding out What makes me me? They have been learning about family tress and how they have changed since they were babies.
In year 1 the children have been learning about Queen Elizabeth II and King Charles III. They looked at their coronations and even did some role play! Look at our Seesaw blog to watch them.
Year 2 have been learning about how air travel has changed across time. They made aeroplanes., learned about Amelia Earhart and role-played flying a plane using a cockpit created which was created by Year 6 children. Look at our Seesaw blog to see our paper aeroplanes!
In year 3 the big question, "What was prehistoric life like for humans?" has shown the children that life was very different to how they live now. They looked at the advances in tools making and how this improved the lives of people. Look at our Seesaw blog to see the models of Stonehenge that we made!
Year 4 have been learning about the Anglo-Saxons and the legacies they left that are still evident today. We also used sources to decide of Alfred the Great really was great!
Year 5 have been learning about the Victorians. They has an exciting Victorian day where they learnt about schools in Victorian times and they ever tried gruel (some even went back for seconds like Oliver Twist!). At the end of the term, they visited the Museum of Kent Life for a Victorian Experience day which helped them to picture what life would have been like. Using all of their learning. they went on to write chronological reports about Charles Dickens and wrote a discussed to answer the big question- Victorian Britain a dark age or a golden age?
Year 4 have been learning about the Vikings and created a vibrant Viking display in the corridor-
“They lived in huts.” - Reggie
“Some of them wore helmets with horns and they had sharp swords.” - Iohla
Year 3 have moved from the Stone Age to the Bronze Age and now onto the Iron Age. They have been making comparisons with the different time periods and finding out about the advances in innovation.
Ash class have been learning about Mary Seacole and Florence Nightingale to answer the big question "How should we celebrate heroes from the past?" We then had to decide who should get a statue in London to celebrate them.
Beech class In learned that William wanted to be king, even though he lived in France. He invaded and conquered the south of England. We tried to order the events by putting the months in order.
Sycamore Class have been learning about World War 2. We learned about the causes of the war, evacuees and rationing to learn about a child's experience. We researched and planned a wartime dish which we then cooked!