Like Geography, we use History as a ‘driver’ subject where the over-arching theme interlinks with other subjects.  To enhance our school community, pupils learn together as a Key Stage to create a community of learning across school.  In Key Stage 1, a 2-year rolling program is adopted whereas in Key Stage 2 a 4-year rolling program is adopted.

At Gillibrand, we understand that children are naturally inquisitive, and we aspire to develop this through the teaching of history by developing our pupils’ historical enquiry skills.  We understand the importance of chronology and building upon prior knowledge and understanding whilst comparing and contrasting historical periods.  Therefore, each cohort has its own visual timeline that is transferred form class to class as pupils progress through the school.

To enhance the curriculum further, we engage children with a stimulating and exciting topic introduction, and where possible use trips and visitors to provide specialist knowledge and understanding of the area of study.  We value our local heritage and history, and create links that are relevant and meaningful within the children’s own community.  For example, pupils’ study of a significant person in Key Stage 1 has been chosen as Sir Henry Tate, famous for being a Sugar Merchant and establishing the Tate Gallery.  In addition, we use links with Astley Hall to develop understanding of Tudor and Victorians, exploring changes over time.  During war time studies pupils explore the history of local Chorley war veterans and our Year 3 class annually visit the local cenotaph and, where possible, take part in the Reembrace Day Ceremony.

 

Key Stage 1

 

2019/20

2020/21

Changes within living memory

Seaside

Toys and Technology

Events beyond living memory

First Flight

Amelia Airheart, Amy Johnson

Great Fire of London

Significant Individuals

Marie Curie

Local History

Sir Henry Tate

Buildings

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Key Stage 2

2019/20

2020/21

2021/22

2022/23

The Roman Empire and its impact on Britain

 

A local history study – Tudors linked to Astley Hall

 

Ancient Greece – a study of Greek life and achievements and their influence on the western world.

 

 

A local history study – World War 1 and 2

 

Changes in Britain from the Stone Age to the Iron Age

 

Great Artists, architects and designers in history (Art and design – great artists, architects and designers in history)

 

Music through ages (Music: develop an understanding of the history of music)

 

Victorians

 

Ancient Civilizations

 

The Roman Empire and its impact on Britain

 

Vikings, Anglo-Saxons and Scots: Britain’s Settlement by Anglo-Saxons and Scots.  The Viking and Anglo-Saxon struggle for the Kingdom to the time of Edward the Confessor

 

Mayans - A non- European society that provides contrast with British history

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

History photos 2019