People and Events
In KS1 the focus is on changes within living memory and the lives of significant people and historical events.
In Year 1 the children will learn about important people in their families and how times have changed in living memory through looking at toys and seaside holidays. They will learn about significant architects and Kings, linked to their topics.
In Year 2 children will learn about significant events and people including: explorers, the Great Fire of London, Mary Seacole, Samuel Pepys, Neil Armstrong and Mary Anning.
British history from Stone Age times till 1066 is taught through themes in history from Year 1 to Year 6. Children will learn about how the theme has developed over time and give a clear understanding of chronology. Each year will focus on a particular period in British history but will demonstrate how there has been continuity and change over time and how this impacts the present day.
Themes in British history
Y1 – buildings
Y2 – transport
Y3 – communication and inventions/technology
Y4 – beliefs (+ a local British history study -How the Romans have influenced Forest Hill/London)
Y5 – conflict ( focusing on Anglo Saxons ,Scots and Romans) and entertainment(focusing on the impact of Shakespeare)
Y6 – crime and punishment
In Ks2 each class will complete a topic about an important civilization from around the world.
Year 3 – The Vikings
Year 4 – Ancient Egypt
Year 5 – Ancient Greece
Year 6 – The Mayans
Black History Month
Children will also learn about an important Black historical figure, linked to Black History Month in October each year.