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‘A people without the knowledge of their past history, origin and culture is like a tree without roots.’

Marcus Garvey

At Walesby C of E Primary, we aim to help our children think and work as young historians. We want our children to Learn without limits, making meaningful cross-curricular links and utilising opportunities outside the classroom to enrich experience. The teaching and love of history is enhanced through story and rich text.

 

The study of history involves engaging our children in investigating questions about people and events in the past in order to enable them to better understand their lives today and for a future as more informed and enlightened citizens. 

 

Through the study of history our children also develop a wide range of critical thinking skills, which enable them to understand the contested nature of knowledge and to distinguish between ‘fact’ and subjectivity when it comes to reaching conclusions and making judgements about the past.  With this in mind, our curriculum is organised into a 3-year cycle (1) for Year 1, 2 & 3 and Year 4, 5 & 6 and a 1 year cycle for FS2.

 

At Walesby, we want to create reflective, engaged and excited learners. Our children are encouraged to be curious and ask questions. We aim to develop them to be independent and to have a mind- set where they are able to develop their own learning further and make the links with prior learning.

 

Through creating these opportunities, we aim to create independent learners, creating a cycle of success. Our children are encouraged to recognise that failure and mistakes are all part of the learning process, encouraging them to take risks and develop perseverance and resilience.

 

 

 

 

Our Curriculum

 

CYCLE 1

YEAR 1,2 and 3

TOPIC/ENQUIRY

NATIONAL CURRICULUM

HOW HAVE PEOPLE HELPED TO MAKE THE WORLD A BETTER PLACE?

The lives of significant people who have contributed to national and international achievements

STONE AGE TO IRON AGE (Stone Age Boy)

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

Changes in Britain from the Stone Age to the Iron Age

GREAT EXPLORERS

What does it take to become a great explorer?

The lives of significant people who have contributed to national and international achievements

YEAR 4 ,5 and 6

TOPIC/ENQUIRY

NATIONAL CURRICULUM

HOLA MEXICO

Why Did The Ancient Maya Change The Way They Lived?

A non-European society that provides contrasts with British history  – Mayan Civilization

CRIME AND PUNISHMENT

How Is Crime And Punishment Different Today To How It Was In The Past?

A study of an aspect or theme in British history that extends pupils’ chronological knowledge beyond 1066

I WARRIOR - The Romans

How Did The Arrival Of The Romans Change Britain?

The Roman Empire and its impact on Britain

CYCLE 2

YEAR 1,2 and 3

TOPIC/ENQUIRY

NATIONAL CURRICULUM

THE ANCIENT GREEKS

How can we find out about the civilisation of Ancient Greece?

Can we thank the Ancient Greeks for anything in our lives today?

Ancient Greece – a study of Greek life and achievements and their influence on the western world

THE TITANIC

Why did Delia buy a new hat?

Changes  and events beyond living memory

BRAVE NURSES

Who helped us in the past?

The lives of significant people who have contributed to national and international achievements

ROBIN HOOD / SHERWOOD FOREST

The Story of Robin Hood, historical fact, legend or myth?

Local history study

YEAR 4, 5 and 6

TOPIC/ENQUIRY

NATIONAL CURRICULUM

ROAD TRIP USA – NATIVE AMERICANS

How is the way Native Americans lived similar to or different from other societies?

A non-European society that provides contrasts with British history 

14TH CENTURY ENGLAND- THE GREAT PLAGUE

What was the impact of The Great Plague?( Eyam)

A study of an aspect or theme in British history that extends pupils’ chronological knowledge beyond 1066

PHARAOHS AND THE RIVER NILE

What happened to the boy behind the golden mask?

A depth study of the achievements of one of the earliest civilizations- Ancient Egypt

CYCLE 3

YEAR 1,2 and 3

TOPIC/ENQUIRY

NATIONAL CURRICULUM

THE GREAT FIRE OF LONDON

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

Events beyond living memory that are significant nationally or globally

TOYS

 How do our favourite toys and games compare with those of children in the 1960s?

Changes within living memory

CASTLES AND DRAGONS

Why were castles so important to the Normans?

Events beyond living  memory

PIRATES

Should we call Grace O’Malley a pirate?

The lives of significant people who have contributed to national and international achievements

YEAR 4 ,5 and 6

TOPIC/ENQUIRY

NATIONAL CURRICULUM

THE VIKINGS

What did the Vikings want in Britain and how did Alfred help to stop them getting it?         

The Viking and Anglo-Saxon struggle for the Kingdom of England to the time of Edward the Confessor

REVOLUTION – MEDICINE THROUGH TIME

How have the medical breakthroughs of the last two hundred and fifty years affected the lives of people in Britain?

A study of an aspect or theme in British history that extends pupils’ chronological knowledge beyond 1066

UNDER OUR FEET

Why are there hills in Walesby?

Local history study

A study of an aspect or theme in British history that extends pupils’ chronological knowledge beyond 1066

OUT OF THIS WORLD

Why was space exploration important in the 20th Century and how has it impacted on society today?

A study of an aspect or theme in British history that extends pupils’ chronological knowledge beyond 1066

 

Creswell Crags

Pet and Dinosaur Day

Yorkshire Wildlife Park

Boggle Hole Residential

Perlethorpe Residential

Kingswood Residential

Experience Days

Recycling Day at Mansfield Museum

Conisbrough Castle

Pirate Day

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