History

History Learning at Watergate.

Aims:

When learning History pupils will make progress by

  • increasing the breadth and depth of their experience and knowledge
  • moving from studying the familiar to the less familiar, for example, from the recent past to the distant past
  • gaining an increasing understanding of the historical concepts, such as the reasons for, and the results of, past events
  • demonstrating a greater proficiency in the use of historical skills

Purpose of study:-

  • KS1
  • Introduce an awareness of the past /present/ long time ago
  • Use wide vocabulary, signs and symbols of everyday historical terms
  • Use parts of stories and other resources to show that they understand key features
  • Observe similarities and differences
  • Observe some of the ways the past is represented
  • Develop curiosity in, and understanding of, the past
  • Introduce significant historical events, people and places in their own locality.
  • Introduce events beyond living memory that are significant nationally or globally e.g. the Great Fire of London
  • KS2
  • Develop an awareness of the past /present/ long time ago
  • Use wide vocabulary, signs and symbols to understand historical perspective by placing their growing knowledge into different contexts
  • Develop curiosity about change, similarity and difference.
  • Introduce significant historical events, people and places in their own locality.
  • Introduce events beyond living memory that are significant nationally or globally e.g. the Great Fire of London
  • Start showing an understanding some of the ways we find out about the past

The curriculum at Watergate is covered over a 2 year cycle of discrete blocks of History content. Some areas – eg  time – past/present and sequence of events are continuing elements of learning.  See grids below for overview of the history curriculum.

2 year unit of study focus  –     History  – Y1-6

Knowledge and Understanding of the World – YN-YR

Cycle 1

theme EYFS – KS1 LKS2 UKS2
Travel and Transport

 

 

Celebration

Carnival

Bonfire Night

Christmas

 

Equals 1.5

1.6

 

Children travel to and from school at the beginning and end of the day by bus.

 

 

 

 

Children travel to and from school at the beginning and end of the day by bus.

The journey is part of a sequence of events at the beginning and end of the day

Old- V – New

Holidays away from home..

Personal History- changes in own lives & way of life of their family

 

Ship & seafarers.

Windrush.

 

Equals2.i3

 

Continue to learn about their own past.  Experience aspects of the lives of people in the past. Experience a range of historical sources and communicate views and feelings about the past.

Holidays away from home. Holidays from the past and present.

Seaside

 

Invaders & settlers-

Tudor explorers

 

Equal scheme of work

2.5

 

Continue to learn about their own past. Experience aspects of the lives of people in the past. Experience a range of historical sources and communicate views and feelings about the past.

Sequence some key events from historical stories and begin to learn about significant people.

Make distinctions between life now and in the past.

Holidays away from home. Holidays from the past and present

Food

 

 

 

Their day at home and school

How they have grown and changed

 

Learn about themselves now.  About their day at home & school.

How they have grown and changed

Invaders and Settlers –Boudicca  and the Romans

 

Equals 2.5

Tudors

Aspects of lives of people in the past – Tudors.

Experience what life was like in a Tudor Court

Equals 2.8 2.9

 

Themselves, their families and familiar adults now and in the past.

Make distinctions between lives now and then.

 

Caring for our World

 

History of the school year Time line display in the foyer

 

 

History of the school year Sequencing event.

Changes in their environment.

Recalling events involving themselves from the recent past

Local history within Watergate School,

sensory garden & local area.

Local history.

Change in the wider context of Lewisham particularly within the area local to the school.

Equals 2.13 2,14

 

2 year unit of study focus  –     History

Knowledge and Understanding of the World – YN-YR

Cycle 2

theme EYFS KS1 LKS2 UKS2
Light, Sound, Electricity

 

Celebration.

Carnival.

Bonfire night.

Christmas

 

 

Celebration.

 

 

Celebration               Equals 1.5

 

Famous people

 

Equals 2.10

 

Lives of Famous People including 19th Century (Victorians & other countries )

 

 

The history of writing & printing  Linked to Periods of history

 

Where We Live

 

 

Time line display of homes in foyer

 

 

Learn about themselves now.

Learn about the passage of time through daily routines

Learn about themselves as young children and now, their personal history and how they have changed over time

Learn about families and others lives in the past

About their day at home & school.

 

Equals1.1

What a home is today & what can we find out about homes today.  How homes were different in

Victorian times and recent past

Equals 2.11

Who the Ancient Egyptians were.  Everyday life from ancient Egyptian artefacts.

 

Equals 2.3

Myself and the Animal Kingdom

 

 

 

 

 

Passage of time through daily routines and personal/ family activities Personal history-changes in our own lives & way of life of their family.

Equals 1.1 & 1.3

Ancient Greece

Story boxes Greek theatre

Olympic games

 

Equals  2.4

 

Family history Children in the 1940s & 1950s.

Learn about life as a pupil in their local area during w.w.11 evacuation & rationing.

Linked to equals

2.12

 

School Times

School Day

Mon-Fri 9.15am to 3:30pm,

 

Early years / Infants Lunchtime 11.45am -12.30pm

Juniors Lunchtime 12-12:45pm

 

School Office - Telephone: 020 8695 6555

 

Office Email - admin@watergate.lewisham.sch.uk

 

Headteacher

Fiona Veitch

 

Headteacher@watergate.lewisham.sch.uk

Watergate School | Lushington Rd, London SE6 3WG