We believe History should stimulate the children’s interest and understanding about the lives and times of people who lived in the past. We believe children should have a strong awareness of a range of cultural heritages and how they fit into a chronological timeline.
We aim to inspire our pupil’s curiosity through a range of different activities. The children examine both primary and secondary sources of evidence, they visit sights of historical significance through a range of different trips and we encourage visitors to come into the school to talk about their experiences of the past.
The children will learn about a range of different historical periods, some of our current topics include; ‘The Great Fire of London’, ‘Space Travel; Neil Armstrong’, ‘Ancient Egypt’, ‘The Romans’ and ‘World War II’. Through all these topics the ultimate aim is that the children are curious and inspired about the past, so they are able to ask perceptive questions, think critically and develop their own perspectives and judgements.
The History Leaders at Middlestown Primary Academy are an integral part of our leadership team.
They work alongside Mrs Sholi to drive forward improvements in the teaching and learning of History, and they ensure that History has a high profile in school with lessons/events that promote curiosity and acquisition of knowledge and skills.
Furthermore, they help Mrs Sholi monitor History by observing lessons, supporting with pupil voice interviews and looking at learning in workbooks. They hold assemblies and competitions and are just all round History enthusiasts!
We look forward to sharing some of their achievements over the course of this year.
Key Stage One Knowledge Organisers
Key Stage Two Knowledge Organisers
Topics covered in History
Key Stage 1
- The Great Fire of London
- Queen Victoria – Old and New Objects
- How the Seaside has Changed
- Local Artists – Barbara Hepworth
- The Titanic
- The Race to Space
Key Stage 2
- Stone Age to Iron Age
- Ancient Greece
- Ancient Egyptians
- The Battle of Wakefield
- The Tudors
- Ancient Islamic Civilisations
- Coal Mining Disasters
- World War II
- Crime and Punishment through the Ages
Our History Learning
Black History Month
We had a fantastic week celebrating Black History Month.
Below are some photos that showcase our learning:
Egyptians - Year Four
Year Four have been learning about the Egyptians. Amongst lots of other exciting lessons, they have been learning about Tutankhamun. They had to generate Historical enquiry questions to ask Tutankhamun. Perhaps ask them what his answers were!
The Great Fire of London - Year One
Year One have been bursting with enthusiasm over their Great Fire of London topic. They created a human timeline of the key events, re-enacted the different ways that Londoners tried to put out the fire and they examined sources of evidence to find clues about how the fire started.