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Core Essence – A historian has a coherent knowledge and understanding of Britain’s past and that of the wider world. Historical knowledge is developed through asking perceptive questions, thinking critically, weighing evidence, and developing perspective and judgement.


Key Historical Questions:

When on the time line did these events happen?

What were the major events?

How have people/ events in the past changed life in Britain?

How has life in Britain been influenced by the wider world?


Essential Key Skills:

  1. Place events beyond living memory on a time line.
  2. Know about the lives of significant people who have contributed to national and international achievements.
  3. Compare aspects of life in different historical periods.
  4. Recall national and global events.
  5. Develop a chronological knowledge of British, local and world history.
  6. Develop appropriate use of historical terms.
  7. To find out about history using a range of sources.


Using and Applying English/ Maths within History

English- Speaking and listening: hot seating, debates, character profiles, poetry.

Writing- Reports, recounts, fact files, arguments.

Maths- Put events in chronological order/ time, calculating how long a historical period lasted, calculate distance travelled by settlers- conversion M/ KM, data handling.