Calow Church of England (VC) Primary School

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North Road, Calow, Chesterfield, Derbyshire

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Calow Church of England (VC) Primary School

'Aiming High Together' in a Caring Christian Environment


History at Calow C of E Primary School has been designed to prepare our pupils, many of those who will live into the next century, for their futures. Through our coherent, progressive and rigorous curriculum, pupils develop knowledge, skills and vocabulary on personal, local, regional, national and global themes within History. Our curriculum has identified the most relevant and meaningful aspects of the National Curriculum which are explored in depth through an enquiry-based scheme.

Topics covered are:

Topic 1 Topic 2 Topic 3
Nursery How are we all different? How do we know if something is old or new? What is a journey?
Reception What is familiar? What was it like to live in past? What was it like to live in the past?
Year 1 What does it take to be a great explorer? How do we know so much about where Sappho used to live? Why is the history of my locality significant?
Year 2 How do our favourite toys and games compare with those of children in the 1960s? Who is the greatest history maker? Why was Charles sent to prison?
Year 3 How did the lives of Ancient Britons change during the Stone Age? What is the secret of the standing stones? How do artefacts help us to understand the lives of people in Iron Age Britain?
Year 4 How did the arrival of the Romans change Britain? Who were the Anglo-Saxons and how do we know what was important to them? What did the Vikings want and how did Alfred help to stop them getting it?
Year 5 How did a pile of dragon bones help to solve an Ancient Chinese mystery? What was it like to be a child in Derbyshire during the Industrial Revolution? Why was winning the Battle of Britain in 1940 so important?
Year 6 Is the Trojan Horse historical fact, legend or classical myth? Why did the Ancient Maya change the way they lived? Why did Britain once rule the largest empire the world has ever seen?
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