Subject Coordinators - Mrs C Bagnall and Miss J Norris

Development of skills through the curriculum

Key Stage One

Year 1

Autumn Term – use artefacts, pictures, stories, on line resources to find about toys in the past. Develop an understanding of chronology- placing events and artefacts in order on a timeline. Order dates – use phrases such as past, present, older, newer. Describe events in the past using appropriate language- decades, century etc   Look at a significant person from the past (Brunell)- know about events in their life.

Spring Term- to know what an archaeologists does and how they find out about the past , use artefacts, pictures, stories, on line resources to find about different dinosaurs, consider how information is stored and presented in museums, put dinosaurs on a time line, set up their own dinosaur museum

Summer Term – research a famous person (Disney) key events in their life, to understand we have a queen and a monarchy but not all countries do.    

Year 2

Autumn Term – to use historical resources to see what they tell us about the past. To research the lives of Anne Bonny and Sir Francis Drake

Spring Term – to research  facts about Christopher Columbus, World History – find about the Pilgrim fathers and their journey on the Mayflower- using different historical sources, to understand people travelled across America, to compare pilgrim lives with native American lives

Summer Term – name and describe features of a castle  and the different roles people had in a castle. Describe weapons used to attack and defend castles, locate castles on maps, to compare rich and poorer people within a castle, know about famous knights in history- look at William the conqueror and St George.

This all links to the National curriculum at Ks 1 in terms of developing an awareness of the past.


Key Stage Two

Pupils will continue to develop knowledge and understanding of local, British and World History .

They will continue to build up a sense of chronology, looking at connections, contrasts and trends over time, using appropriate historical terminology. They will devise questions about change, cause, similarity, difference and significance. They will select and organise relevant information. They will know how the past is constructed from a range of sources. 

Year 3

Autumn Term- chronology of Romans and Celts, questions to ask, comparison of living arrangements of Romans and Celts- questions, use of historical sources, facts about Boudicca and Hadrian, broad overview life in those times, legacy from this time

Spring Term – local history – Withernsea and the Railway and development of Tourism, development of tourism and use of the beach, development of the Town and its expansion – questions, use of sources, causes and consequences.

Summer term – look at historical and traditional recipes for jam making

Year 4

Autumn – filmmaking and the rise of Hollywood- silent films, Kay Kendal – local famous person.

Spring Term- a geography based line of enquiry

Summer Term – Vikings- location of their homelands, examine reasons for moving out and invading other places, place names, transport used by Vikings, features of Viking life, - artefacts, clothing, gods,

Year 5

Autumn Term – why do we have a monarchy? Who are the Royals, understand why people move and emigrate- look at reason for West Indian immigration to UK in 1950s, how they travelled here- what issues faced them, explore democracy, know about the houses of Parliament .

Spring Term- thematic crime and punishments through the ages, Victorian punishments, transportation, Tudor punishments, Georgian punishments, life of Dick Turpin compare corporal punishments (African schools to here)  – compare, contrast- modern crime and prevention

Summer Term – historical villages in Holderness (lost to coastal erosion)

Year 6

Autumn Term Key events of WW1 developing to WW2 , Rise of Hitler, Britain joining the War – impact- Blitz- Hull , Homefront, Dig for Victory

Spring Term – Disaster at Pompeii.