History

In History at LDSM, we aim to inspire pupils’ curiosity to know more about the past.

 

History is a practical and engaging subject, which motivates and inspires our children to gain a coherent knowledge and understanding of Britain’s past and that of the wider world.

Through the study of individuals, societies, cultures and countries within which they live - and those within the wider world - history enables pupils to gain awareness of what happened in the past and reasons for these events. History helps our children understand the complexity of people’s lives, the process of change, diversity of societies, the relationships between different groups as well as the changes and challenges of their own time. 

 

We achieve this through a variety of different topics including: Stone Age, Romans, Ancient Egyptians, Tudors, Victorians, Ancient Greeks, Mayans and World War II. Children are encouraged to think of history as a journey of discovery where there can be more than one interpretation of evidence and where parameters can, and do, change as new findings come to light.

 

For more information about our curriculum, see the outline below which also includes geography topics.

History and Geography Curriculum Overview

 

Autumn

Spring

Summer

Year 3

Stone Age

Stone Age

 

The Romans;

Mountains; Earthquakes and Volcanoes

The Romans;

Mountains; Earthquakes and Volcanoes

Our school history

The Water Cycle

Year 4

Ancient Egyptians

Ancient Egyptians

Rivers

 

Brazil, including Rainforests

Brazil, including Rainforests

Local History and Geography study

Year 5

Viking and Anglo Saxons;

Settlements and land use

Vikings and Anglo Saxons;

Settlements and land use

Sustaining the Environment

Sustaining the Environment

Ancient Greeks

Ancient Greeks;

Trade and enterprise*

Year 6

WWII

WWII

Climates and Biomes

Climates and Biomes

Mayans

Trade and economics

 

 

*Short block linked to enterprise day/week