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Key stage 2
Pupils should continue to develop a chronologically secure knowledge and understanding of British, local and world history, establishing clear narratives within and across the periods they study. They should note connections, contrasts and trends over time and develop the appropriate use of historical terms. They should regularly address and sometimes devise historically valid questions about change, cause, similarity and difference, and significance. They should construct informed responses that involve thoughtful selection and organisation of relevant historical information. They should understand how our knowledge of the past is constructed from a range of sources.
In planning to ensure the progression described above through teaching the British, local and world history outlined below, teachers should combine overview and depth studies to help pupils understand both the long arc of development and the complexity of specific aspects of the content.
The study of the lock industry in Willenhall. (Black Country museum)
Saddle industry in Walsall. (Walsall Leather Museum)
Industrial revolution from approx 1760 to approx 1840.
The effect of this on the towns and countryside.
Migration of workers. Conditions of workers.
The continuation of the industry up to the present day.
Changes in Britain from the Stone Age to the Iron Age
The Roman Empire and its impact on Britain
the Viking and Anglo-Saxon struggle for the Kingdom of England to the time of Edward the Confessor
A non-European society that provides contrasts with British history
A study of an aspect or theme in British history that extends pupils’ chronological knowledge beyond 1066
a study of Greek life and achievements and their influence on the western world
As a school we celebrated Remembrance Day. We learnt the meaning of Remembrance Day and why it is important. To represent our understanding we wrote poetry based on Remembrance Day. We also sent letters to veterans to show our appreciation for what they did for their country. We received a lovely letter and thank you gifts, to thank the children for their kindness.