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Warden Park Primary

'Reach for the Stars'

History

 

“The more you know about the past, the better prepared you are for the future.”- Theodore Roosevelt 

 

Early Years foundation stage (EYFS) 

Mini Historians! The early learning goals support your child to talk about past/present events in their own lives and the lives of their family members, know about similarities and differences between themselves and others, places, objects, materials and living things and talk about changes. 

Key stage 1

In Years 1 and 2 children learn to ask and answer historical questions, develop an understanding of chronology, use historical terms relating to the passing of time and understand some of the ways in which we find out about the past. Children will be immersed into a range of topics which allow them to identify changes within living memory, significant people and events locally, nationally and globally. 

Key stage 2

In Key stage 2 children to continue to develop a chronologically secure understanding of British, local and world history by building on previous knowledge. As well as this, they begin to identify trends, understand change and impact and ask historically valid questions about change and significance. By the time they are ready to move on, we aim for our students to inspire curiosity, build opinions and have these challenged and to be able to think critically. The topics that are covered are in the table below. 

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The History topics that children will cover during their time at Warden Park Primary.

You could recap on an old topic or start learning about your next topic

Terms 

Year 1

Year 2

Year 3

Year 4

Year 5

Year 6

Autumn 

Pirates 

Dinosaurs

Stone/Bronze/ Iron Age 

Romans 

Tudors 

World Wars  

Spring

The monarchy- our royal family and your own family. 

The Great Fire of London

Egyptians 

“This is me” learning about people who have changed the history of the circus

Greeks 

Explorers- Shackleton and the Titanic 

Summer

How toys have changed 

Superheroes- significant people e.g. Florence Nightingale, Martin Luther King.

Local history of Haywards Heath e.g. the railway 

Anglo Saxons and Vikings 

Mayan Civilisation 

Some helpful websites/games/videos for each topic:

Year 1


Pirates 

https://www.dkfindout.com/uk/history/pirates/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aYhLP0wJoAY


The Monarchy 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zkrkscw/articles/zkh7bdm

https://www.natgeokids.com/uk/discover/history/monarchy/facts-about-the-queen-elizabeth-ii/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qVijyJq60GI


Toys 

https://www.thegeniusofplay.org/genius/time/toy-timeline.aspx

http://resources.hwb.wales.gov.uk/VTC/how_toys_change/eng/Introduction/default.htm

Year 2


Dinosaurs

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zd4dy9q/articles/zng7gwx

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dktnOPfE7Dc

http://blog.learningresources.com/dinosaur-history-for-kids/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qNOh-85_Dmc

http://www.dinosaursforkids.com/history-of-dinosaurs.html


Great Fire of London 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/z7d7gwx/articles/zhgxcqt

http://www.fireoflondon.org.uk/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Er3GKw8Z3R4

http://www.fireoflondon.org.uk/game/

https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/37222884


Significant people 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zf49q6f

https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resources/home-key-stage-1-subjects/history/history-significant-individuals

https://www.keystagehistory.co.uk/famous-people/

Year 3


Prehistory- Stone/Bronze/Iron Ages

https://www.natgeokids.com/uk/discover/history/general-history/stonehenge-facts/

https://www.natgeokids.com/uk/discover/history/general-history/skara-brae/

http://www.teachinghistory100.org/browse/curriculum/2/

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/z82hsbk/articles/z874kqt

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/z82hsbk/articles/z34djxs

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j6rCMTOss_k


Egypt 

https://www.historyforkids.net/ancient-egypt.html

https://www.ducksters.com/history/ancient_egypt.php

https://www.natgeokids.com/uk/discover/history/egypt/ten-facts-about-ancient-egypt/

http://www.teachinghistory100.org/browse/curriculum/6/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lZOPWSXMvzI

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T7WhIybg_Qo


Local History 

https://www.stfrancispark.co.uk/town-history/

Year 4


Romans

https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b062rhwx/horrible-histories-series-6-9-bolshy-boudica-special

https://www.ducksters.com/history/ancient_rome.php

https://www.historyforkids.net/ancient-rome.html

http://www.teachinghistory100.org/browse/curriculum/3/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6dohpfFPi6U

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tClxdOsC_JY


Anglo Saxons and Vikings

https://www.natgeokids.com/uk/discover/history/general-history/anglo-saxons/

https://www.natgeokids.com/uk/discover/history/general-history/10-facts-about-the-vikings/

http://www.teachinghistory100.org/browse/curriculum/5/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-cKGz-st75w

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CH8JcBKb1W4

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PSN5XDywG0c

Year 5


Tudors

https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b060fvs8/horrible-histories-series-6-6-horrid-henry-viii-special

https://www.natgeokids.com/uk/discover/history/monarchy/wives-of-henry-viii/

https://www.natgeokids.com/uk/discover/history/general-history/tudor-facts/

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/school-radio/history-the-tudors/zkgyhbk

https://superbrainybeans.com/history/tudors/


Greeks

https://www.ducksters.com/history/ancient_greece.php

https://www.historyforkids.net/ancient-greece.html

https://www.historyforkids.net/lessons/greek-daily-life-lesson.html

https://www.natgeokids.com/uk/discover/history/greece/10-facts-about-the-ancient-greeks/

http://www.teachinghistory100.org/browse/curriculum/7/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jloEzVh31TE

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/z87tn39

Year 6


World Wars

https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b063j3ts/horrible-histories-series-6-10-wily-winston-churchill-special

https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/m0008k6r/horrible-histories-series-8-9-heroic-home-front

https://www.ducksters.com/history/world_war_ii/

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/z7d7gwx/articles/zm4v7nb

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KS40lAdqAVY

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/school-radio/history-ks2-world-war-2-clips-index/zjc8cqt

https://www.natgeokids.com/za/discover/history/general-history/world-war-two/


Explorers 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b08zdnr1/horrible-histories-series-7-2-exceptional-explorers

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zhpchbk

https://www.natgeokids.com/uk/discover/history/general-history/would-you-have-survived-the-titanic/

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/class-clips-video/ks2-explorers/zjh8bdm


Mayans

https://www.ducksters.com/history/aztec_maya_inca.php

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zq6svcw

https://www.dkfindout.com/uk/history/mayans/

Some ideas to try at home this week: 

  • Watch horrible histories and learn about a topic that interests you!
  • Find out about a significant individual from the past 
  • Make a big timeline of UK history. You could use chalk and do it in your garden! 
  • Make a ‘Guess Who’ for significant people or events in history to play with your family 
  • Find out about your family history. Do you descended from anyone famous? 

Fun and engaging History websites, videos and games:

BBC Horrible Histories

History for Kids

BBC Bitesize KS1

BBC Bitesize KS2

Duckstars

National Geographic for Kids - History

The British Museum

 

There are plenty of amazing educational videos on Youtube that can be used as part of learning at home (and also inside the classroom). Why not take advantage of these free resources to help your children discover more about a wide range of subjects and topics?