Welcome to St Bede's School History page

On this page you will find out about the History Curriculum at St Bede's School and how it is organised throughout Key Stage One and Key Stage Two. If you would like any further information please see Mrs Glaister.

Intent

At St Bede’s our history curriculum is ambitious and has been designed to give all learners the knowledge and cultural capital they need to succeed in life. It helps pupils gain a coherent knowledge and understanding of Britain’s past and that of the wider world and inspires pupils’ curiosity to know more about the past.

We want the children to learn historical facts and knowledge that carry through from EYFS to Year six and further into their lives beyond primary school but balanced with an understanding of historical processes and second order concepts such as change and continuity and cause and consequence. It is our vision for the children to question knowledge as we teach them and to encourage and develop historical enquiry and thinking.

We follow the National Curriculum for history (please see the link below) and our programme of study has been designed to ensure clear planning and progression through the year groups.

Our history curriculum aims to ensure that all pupils:

  • Know and understand the history of these islands as a coherent, chronological narrative, from the earliest times to the present day: how people’s lives have shaped this nation and how Britain has influenced and been influenced by the wider world.
  • Know and understand significant aspects of the history of the wider world: the nature of ancient civilisations; the expansion and dissolution of empires; characteristic features of past non-European societies; achievements and follies of mankind.
  • Gain and deploy a historically grounded understanding of abstract terms such as ‘empire’, ‘civilisation’, ‘parliament’ and ‘peasantry’.
  • Understand historical concepts such as continuity and change, cause and consequence, similarity, difference and significance, and use them to make connections, draw contrasts, analyse trends, frame historically-valid questions and create their own structured accounts, including written narratives and analyses.
  • Understand the methods of historical enquiry, including how evidence is used rigorously to make historical claims, and discern how and why contrasting arguments and interpretations of the past have been constructed.
  • Gain historical perspective by placing their growing knowledge into different contexts, understanding the connections between local, regional, national and international history; between cultural, economic, military, political, religious and social history; and between short- and long-term timescales.

History Curriculum Document

https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/239035/PRIMARY_national_curriculum_-_History.pdf

2020-2021 History Curriculum

 

Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1

Summer 2

Year 1

Grace Darling

Guy Fawkes 

 

St David

 

The School’s local area in the past

Year 2

X

Remembrance Day/ WW1 

The Great Fire of London

X

Travellers - comparing Neil Armstrong with Christopher Columbus

X

Our local area – Silloth in the past

The seaside in the past

Year 3

The Stone Age to The Iron Age

The Stone Age to The Iron Age

X

X

The Roman Empire

The Roman Empire

Year 4

The Anglo Saxons

The Anglo Saxons 

 Egyptians

 Egyptians

 X

 X

Year 5

 

Local History - Carlisle Canal

 

Local History - Carlisle Canal

 

The Vikings

 

The Vikings

 

 

Year 6

 

Ancient Greece 

 

Ancient Greece

Evacuees and Anne Frank

Evacuees and Anne Frank

 X

 X

In Key Stage 2 British, European and World History has been organised in chronological order to develop chronological understanding.

 

Cross curricular writing in History

What is a Historian?

Dr Peter Collinge from Keele university came to tell Y5 all about the job of a historian. He showed us the rules of the Carlisle Workhouse as well as their diet. He also asked us to transcribe letters and vouchers from the 1700s. They were from people who needed help to buy food, clothing and housing. We had a great time learning about the past with Dr Pete and his two helpers Elaine and Joe.

Sue Templeton form Cumbria University came in this morning to teach Y5 about the workhouse in Carlisle. They used photographs, maps, census returns and a painting to explore Carlisle's past.

Year Six WWII visit to Tullie House - January 2019

Year Two visit to Carlisle Castle - June 2018

Year Two visited the Weeping Widow Poppy installation and The Cumbrian Museum of Military Life's Remembrance 100 exhibition. 

What is a Historian?

Poppy visits Year Two - November 17

Poppy visited Year Two to tell her story about her brother Wilfred who fought in World War One. We learnt so much about the war - thank you for visiting us Poppy!

Remembrance Day November 10th 2017

Reception, Year One and Year Three watched a special Remembrance Day service prepared by Year Two at St Bede's Church. We read out prayers, sang hymns, listened to The Last Post and held a two minutes silence - it was a very moving service.

Remembrance Day - November 2016

and

Poppy's Visit

Battle of the Somme Centenary - July 2016 

Jules Wooding from the Cumbrian Museum of Military Life gave a presentation to KS2 about The Battle of the Somme. Her talk focused on the many local men who served in the Border Regiment during World War One. She also discussed her own personal link to the Somme. An interesting and thought provoking afternoon - Thank you Jules.

 

Here are some photographs of the History work we have been doing...

 

Remembrance Day Service 2015

On Thursday 12th November Reception and Year One watched a special Remembrance Day service, prepared by Year Two, at St Bede's Church. During the service the children joined in with a 2 minutes silence, listened to The Last Post, read out prayers written by Year Two, sang hymns and visited the war memorial where our poppy wreaths were displayed for all to see.

Please look at the photos below of this lovely service.

 

Red, White and Blue Day - 13th November 2014 

The children dressed up in red, white and blue clothing on Thursday 13th November to raise money for various military charities. We ended the day by holding a concert in the hall for all of the children and parents. The concert began with an interesting talk by Jules Wooding from the Cumbria Museum of Military Life. The children were encouraged to answer questions posed by Jules and she was impressed with their level of enthusiasm.  Children from years Two, Four and Six then performed a variety of songs and recited poetry from WW1. We finished the concert by asking all the children, staff and parents to join in with the well known song 'Pack Up Your Troubles' which was a lot of fun! Parents stayed after the performance to view work that the children had completed on the Centenary and to enjoy a cup of tea and a poppy biscuit. A fabulous afternoon was had by all!