Silkstone Primary School

helping children realise their gifts and talents



A high- quality history education will help pupils gain a coherent knowledge and understanding of Britain’s past and that of the wider world. It should inspire pupils’ curiosity to know more about the past.  Teaching should equip pupils to ask perceptive questions, think critically, weight evidence, sift arguments, and develop perspective and judgement.  History helps pupils to understand the complexity of people’s lives, the process of change, the diversity of societies and relationships between different groups, as well as their own identify and the challenges of their time.

Class Coverage

Class One ·         Changes within living memory – Toys

·         Events beyond living memory –

·         Lives of significant individuals – Guy Fawkes

·         Significant historical events –

Class Two ·         Changes within living memory – Seaside

·         Events beyond living memory – Castles

·         Lives of significant individuals – Race to the Pole – Scott and Amundsen

·         Significant historical events – Samuel Pepys

Class Three ·         Changes in Britain from the Stone Age to the Iron Age

·         Achievements of the earliest civilisations – Ancient Egypt

Class Four ·         The Roman Empire and its impact on Britain

·         Britain’s Settlement by Anglo-Saxons and Scots

·         The Viking and Anglo-Saxon struggle for the Kingdom of England

Class Five ·         Local history study – coalmining in Victorian times. Huskar pit.

·         A study of an aspect or theme in British history that extends pupils’ chronological knowledge beyond 1066. Changes in leisure.

Class Six ·         Ancient Greece

·         Non – European society – The Mayans