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Meadowdale Primary School

 

History Overview

Autumn 1 Autumn 2 Spring 1 Spring 2 Summer 1 Summer 2
Year 1 Travel and Trains

George Stephenson, Thomas Cook.

Invention of the locomotive and development of the railway system

Local area – Market Harborough
Year 2 Famous People and events

Christopher Columbus

Neil Armstrong

World War One - Remembrance

The Great Fire of London.

How did the Great Fire of London start? Why did the fire spread so quickly? How did people try to put out the great fire?

Castles

Where were they built? Parts of a castle? Why were they built? (Normans) Link to Warwick Castle

Year 3 Ancient Egypt

- Time line and geography

- Physical features of Egypt

- Climate and seasons

- Religion

- Mummification

- Weighing of the Heart ceremony

Anglo Saxons

- Britain’s settlement by Anglo-Saxons and Scots

- the Viking and Anglo-Saxon struggle for the Kingdom of England to the time of Edward the Confessor

-Britain’s settlement by Anglo-Saxons and Scots

-the Viking and Anglo-Saxon struggle for the Kingdom of England to the time of Edward the Confessor

Year 4 Stone Age

Late Neolithic hunter-gatherers and early farmers, for example, Skara Brae, Bronze Age religion, technology and travel, for example, Stonehenge, Iron Age hill forts: tribal kingdoms, farming, art and culture

The Romans

The Roman Empire and its impact on Britain

Year 5 Mini – Unit

History of space flight and history of Neil Armstrong

The Aztecs

Who were the Aztecs and when did they live?

Local History Topic – Richard III

To investigate how archaeology can help us find out more about the past.

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Year 6 Mini Unit

Top twenty! A timeline of exploration through history – key people and events

Mini Unit - Explorers

· Study of an explorer from the past

· Life on board the Endurance

Ancient Greek life, culture, gods, conflict