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History

History Aims

The Rosary history curriculum will provide children with the opportunity to investigate and interpret the past, build an overview of local and world history, understand chronology and communicate historically. It is important that children understand and value their own identity and heritage and understand the process of change. This includes their cultural roots, as citizens of Saltley, Birmingham and the UK as members of a global society.

 

At the Rosary Catholic Primary School, we provide a rich and engaging History Curriculum. We encourage our children to investigate and report on the past through research and enquiry, as well as looking at a range of sources, which helps them to provide evidence of their findings.

 

Please see the History topics that will be covered over the year and also a list of websites that you can visit to research the topics further.

 

Please also encourage your children to look at other sources for information. For example: A visit to the Library to read books, newspapers and journals or visit to the local Museum or place of interest where they can engage with artefacts and other information from the past. Try to encourage your children to discuss what they have been learning in these topics as this will enable them to make further progress at home and in school.

Year 1

Theme

Lesson 1

Lesson 2

Lesson 3

Lesson 4

Lesson 5

Term 1

Autumn

Local History

Joseph Chamberlain

 

business

education

politician

government

tax imports

 

 

 

Industrial Revolution

 

significant

trading

products

population produced

agricultural

Matthew Boulton

 

business

manufacturer

steam engines

mills

minting

factories

Steam Engine

 

significant transportation

turbine

centuries

vital

locomotives consequence

Shakespeare

 

 playwright

theme

 era

 literature

treasured

renaissance

Term 2

Spring

 

Exploring the world

Queen Victoria & British Empire

 

Monarch

Monarchy

Legacy

Politics

memorial

Scott & Amundsen

 

expedition

Antarctic

South Pole

hero

explorers

secret

 

Cook finds Australia

 

navigator

explorer

voyage

captain

 

Sinking of Titanic

 

Luxury ship

Iceberg

First voyage

Atlantic crossing

disaster

warnings

 

Columbus

 

Explorer

civilisations centuries

disease

legacy

colonised

settlement

Term 3

Summer

Changing the World

Gutenberg & Printing Press

 

significant communicate

centuries

scribes

society pamphlets

Radio

 

influential communicate

navigation essential

broadcast

transmission

WWW (Tim Berners-Lee)

 

World wide web

internet communication influential

significant

First Flight / Wright Brothers

 

achievement sustained discoveries ancient centuries influential

Moon Landing & Neil Armstrong

 

commander achievements breakthrough

plaque

exploration

lunar achievement exploration

rivals

orbit

Year 2 

Theme

Lesson 1

Lesson 2

Lesson 3

Lesson 4

Lesson 5

Term 1

Autumn

London

The Gunpowder Plot

 

Houses of Parliament conspirators persecuted centuries government treason

Guy Fawkes 

 

decades congested flammable architects eyewitness extract

The Plague

 

Ancient

 outbreak

centuries eyewitness chronicles

Samuel Pepys

 

diary

 account deteriorate

The Great Fire of London

 

decades

congested

flammable

architects

eyewitness

extract

Term 2

Spring

 

War & Conflict

Battle of Camp  Hill

battle of Birmingham

parliamentarians

royalists

civil war

 

 

 

 

King Harold

Battle of Hastings

conquest descendants retreat

sources

tapestry

WWI & Armistice Day

Conditions

destruction assassination invaded

army

treaties

armistice

WWII

influences

decades 

evacuated  

propaganda

atomic

declaration

dispute

rationing

Winston Churchill

Prime minister

conservative

Britain

speeches

leader

victory

Term 3

Summer

Women who shaped  the world 

St Teresa of Calcutta

missionaries

nun

unfortunate

charity

admired

The Suffragettes

Suffragettes

 law

decade

hunger strike

politics

elections

campaigning

Rosa Parks

Activist

segregation significant

legacy

boycott

Mary Seacole

nurse

traveller

heroine

medals

medicine

 

-Link to Florence Nightingale

Queen E II as the longest serving monarch

monarch

coronation

decade

government

political

Year 3

Time sequence taught

Vocabulary

Lesson 1

Lesson 2

Lesson 3

Lesson 4

Lesson 5

The Stone Age & Bronze Age

Autumn

ancestors    

consequence

climate     

nomadic

communal

historical sources

archaeologist    

identities

density    

sophisticated

preoccupied     

processions

societies  

ancient  

trade  

custom    

hoard 

approximately 

technology 

states  

irrigation 

communication 

extracting

preserved 

intricate  

 

Stone Age

Location

Settlements

 

 

 

 

 

Artefacts

Food and farming

Tools

 

 

Artefacts

Beliefs

Archeologists

 

 

 

Bronze Age

Travel and exploration

Location

Settlement

 

 

Artefacts

Beliefs

 

 

The Iron Age

Spring

conquest

significant 

influential  

legacy   

fortified

dominant 

fortifications 

inhabited   

surplus

Iron Age hill forts

 

 

 

Tribal kingdoms

 

 

Farming

 

 

 

 

 

Arts/culture/ society

 

 

Conflict

 

 

 

 

Romans

 

 

Summer

turmoil

frontiers

territory

constitution

dictator

assassinated

territory

economy

importing

exporting

prosperous

acknowledged

territories

 emperor

 sanitation

 resistance

archaeologists

 preservation

 erosion

 mosaics

 construction

 architects

Invasion

 

 

Boudicca’s Rebellion

 

Hadrian’s Wall

 

 

Religion: Gods and Goddesses

 

 

Roman impact on Britain – What did they leave behind?

 

 

Year 4

Time sequence taught

Vocabulary

Lesson 1

Lesson 2

Lesson 3

Lesson 4

Lesson 5

The Anglo-Saxons and Scots

Autumn

descendants 

conquered

stability  

collapse 

chaos

upheaval

independent 

allegiance

medieval 

legacy

Christianisation 

pagan  

literature

Invaders and conflict

Settlement

 

 

Kingdoms and conquest

 

Artefacts and cultures

 

-Sutton Hoo

-Staffordshire Hoard

Conversion to Christianity

 

 

The Vikings

Spring

Scandinavia 

explorers

colonized 

evidence  

raid

reputation 

colonization 

volatile 

descendant 

Who were the Vikings?

 

Viking Sailors, traders and raiders

Resistance by Alfred the Great and Athelstan, first king of England

 

-Was he ‘so’ great?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Viking raids on Monasteries.

 

(Monks views in comparison to the Raiders)

 

Laws and justice

 

 

 

Edward the Confessor and his death in 1066

Ancient Egyptians

Summer

Influential 

fertile 

irrigation

immortality 

rituals

decipher 

canopic

jars

sarcophagus 

mummy

temples 

engineering 

architects  

commemorate

achievements 

afterlife 

preserve

essential

embalmed 

eternity

pharaoh

Society

 

 

Conflict

 

Food and farming/ Inventions

 

 

Beliefs and burials

 

Artefacts/

Rosetta Stone

 

Year 5

Time sequence taught

Vocabulary

Lesson 1

Lesson 2

Lesson 3

Lesson 4

Lesson 5

The Ancient Greeks

Autumn

 democracy    

citizens  

philosophy  

civilisations

characteristic

features

democratic 

generation 

demigods 

techniques

amphoras 

lekythos

friezes

acoustics

engineering

Settlement and architecture

 

(Compare with Ancient Egyptians)

Society

Civilisation and government

 

(Compare with Ancient Egyptians)

Life/ Olympics/ Artefacts

 

Famous Greek thinkers

 

Myths and legends/ religion

 

 

Victorians

 

 

Spring

empire  

poverty  

revolution 

consequence 

law 

conditions

innovations

workforce 

economy  

representation 

parliament

exploration

uncharted 

missionaries

achievements 

 

 

Life in Victorian times.

 

 

Factories

 

 

 

Technology

 

 

What was created?

Who by?

 

 

The British Empire

 

Use a timeline to identify significant events in the Victorian era

 

 

 

Tudors

Summer

monarch 

medieval

legacy

reformation

alliance

heir

rebellion

parliament

military

devout

civil war 

prosperity

flourish 

philosophy  

expedition

The Battle of Bosworth

 

Religion – Henry V111

 

 

Family Tree

 

Queen Elizabeth 1

 

Tudor Monarchs

 

Year 6

Time sequence taught

Vocabulary

Lesson 1

Lesson 2

Lesson 3

Lesson 4

Lesson 5

The Maya

Autumn

abandoned

over population

uninhabitable

traditions

irrigation

terracing

architects

agriculture

expansion

yields

sacrifice

ceremony

anthropologists

innovations

codices

codex

conquistadors

Location

Settlement

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Food/ farming

 

(Link to Ancient Egytpitans)

Religion/ compare and contrast with own religion

 

 

Writing

Artefacts

 

(Link to Ancient Egytpitans)

Why did the civilisation collapse?

 

 

WWII & Impact

Spring

Communism

significant

influences

decades 

evacuated

evacuation 

propaganda

amphibious 

Blitz 

atomic

Holocaust 

legacies 

declaration

dispute

rationing

Why did WW11 occur?

 

Battles

 

Key figures

 

The impact of WW11

 

War time Saltley

 

 

Saltley & Immigration – local study

Summer

local

immigration

Irish

Catholic

Pakistan

Bangladesh

Islamic

Muslim

Christian

inner-city

Adderley

Industrial

Parish

densely populated

railway

Saltley Gate

terraced houses

Saint Peter’s College

Push factors

Saltley and Its Origins

 

 

 

 

Industry/

Travel

 

 

 

Immigration

 

 

The Battle of Saltley

 

Local places of importance e.g. The Rosary Catholic Primary School/ Saint Peters College.

 

Jesus Christ, Son of Mary, Son of God, is the centre of

the Rosary Community where we live, love and learn together

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