At Albrighton Primary School and Nursery, we believe that a broad and rich curriculum is essential in the education of all pupils. As a result, history has a significant role to play in both our schemes of work and beyond. Through the teaching of history, we intend to provide children with a sense of belonging and an understanding of the complexities that lie and have laid within the past, present and future world. History at Albrighton Primary School is taught both through Cornerstones topics and discretely as required. Through Cornerstones, children are able to take part in exciting and innovative topics that enable them to really ‘get into’ their learning. Pupils are not only taught the key knowledge required, but they are also given lots of opportunities to question, enquire and challenge so that they can develop their own perspectives. Through the theme-based learning, pupils are able to draw on lots of different knowledge and skills and make links with how historical events have shaped the world today, whilst also considering how their actions could shape the future. At Albrighton, we believe in strong community spirit and strong community links and as such use our fantastic locality to enhance the history curriculum; planning for visitors, trips and outdoor learning opportunities where possible.
Years 1 and 2
Years 1 and 2 have been learning all about dinosaurs! They began by researching fossils and Mary Anning, writing reports about her and then summing up all their dinosaur history knowledge in reports too! Take a look!
Year 3 and 4
As part of their topic '1066', Year 3 and 4 have been busy learning lots of history! This started with a memorable experience in the hall, creating shields, making Norman castles and making feather quill pencils. Since then, they have made their own Bayeux tapestries and Norman castles! Alongside this, they had the time to reflect about Remembrance Day and Skyflyers created a whole class poppy.
Years 5 and 6
To start, we reminded ourselves about how dates work by ordering a timeline of dates (including BC/AD). In Autumn 2, Years 5 and 6 have been learning about the Maya civilisation as part of their topic 'Hola Mexico'. In Year 5, they started looking at tiny portions of mystery artefacts to conduct an enquiry. Lots of theories were proposed, such as 'it could be from an ancient civilisation' and 'the glyphs could be Egyptian'. After that, we have all researched different aspects of Maya life.