Class 2 History Term 3
In history, studying the work of Florence Nightingale has highlighted to the children of Class 2, Y1Y2 ,the difference between ‘rich and poor’ in Victorian times. Some of the drama work undertaken was very thought provoking to watch.
History at Blakesley CE
History has always been held in high regard at Blakesley C of E Primary School, with the school’s own rich history dating back to 1669. The history curriculum at Blakesley makes full use of resources within the immediate and wider local area enabling children from EYFS to Y6 to develop a deep understanding of the rich history of their locality.
We aim to develop an understanding of British history and that of the wider world. We work to develop an understanding of chronology as well as a knowledge and understanding of how the local area has changed over time. The children are given the opportunity to examine, interpret and evaluate a variety of sources in order to make deductions about the past. We investigate how and why the world has changed as well as what we can learn from the past to make the future a better place. As well as being encouraged to pose their own historical questions, the children are taught to think and behave as historians and archaeologists.
By the end of year 6, children will have a chronological understanding of British history from the Stone Age to the present day. They are able to draw comparisons and make connections between different time periods and their own lives. Interlinked with this are studies of world history, such as the ancient civilisations of Greece and the Mayan.
Themed days, visitors and school visits are used within the History curriculum to develop a deeper understanding of the time periods studied and to inspire the children so that they have a lifelong love of History.