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History

At Trinity CE Primary School children explore their empathy, critical thinking and chronological understanding through their learning in their history lessons, so they can better understand the past and how it will shape the future.

In Key Stage 1 children will develop their awareness for the past. They will also learn about the significant people and events within our local area. In this Key Stage we will be looking back at the changes within living memory such as how shops and homes have changed as well as events beyond living memory such as the Gunpowder Plot and The Great Fire of London. The children will use comparisons to place events in a growing understanding of chronology.

In Key Stage 2 children will further explore and appreciate history and chronology. They will work on securing an understanding of British and local history as well as world history. Through their study of different breadths of historical topics our pupils will gain a greater understanding of the past and they will use critical thinking and cultural comparisons to build their chronological awareness.

In lower Key Stage 2 children will be focusing on areas such as prehistoric Britain, Roman Britain and Ancient Egypt whilst Upper Key Stage 2 will be looking at Anglo Saxons, Ancient Greeks and Mayans as well as more modern history such as World War 2 and the history of the Windrush and the people who came to Britain whilst aboard it. Children will look at connections and patterns over time and develop a good use of historical terms. There will be a big focus on children building their understanding through research, critical questioning as well as a large project at the end to show their new knowledge.

Trinity Humanities Overview

History Progression Map