History at St. Bernadette
In our history teaching we strive to:
- Arouse interest and enthusiasm about the past
- Promote the use of the enquiry approach
- Help pupils develop a sense of identity through learning about the development of Europe, Britain the world.
- Introduce pupils to what is involved in understanding and interpreting the past.
- Encourage pupils to recognise that changes and developments through time affect the way we live today.
- Foster an understanding of and respect for social and cultural differences.
The Foundation Stage teach History as part of a “Sense of Time”.
At Key Stage 1 Pupils are given the opportunity to develop an awareness of the past and ways in which it differs from the present. Pupils are helped to understand how we find out about the past.
- Year 1: Toys, Guy Fawkes, Vincent Van Gough, History of the School, Neil Armstrong and Christopher Columbus.
•Year 2: The Great Fire of London and Sir Robert Peel.
At Key Stage 2 Pupils will be taught about important developments and episodes in Britain’s past, from Roman to Modern Times. They will be helped to develop a chronological framework through linking different study units, investigate local history and learn about its past from a variety of sources.
Year 3: Stone, Iron and Bronze Age (Autumn)
Year 4: Anglo Saxons (Autumn)
Ancient Egyptians (Summer)
Year 5: Ancient Greeks (Autumn)
Year 6: Mayans (Autumn)
World War Two (Spring)