History

Closure For Xmas Holiday

Please note: school closes on Friday 20th December at 12.45pm for the Xmas holiday and re-opens on Monday 6th January normal time, 8.40am.

History

autumn term

Topic
Overview
The Norman Conquest
  • Identify the claimants to the English throne and events in 1066 using inference and knowledge and understanding skills
  • Causation Assessment: Explain why William won the Battle of Hastings
Norman Control
  • Explore short- and long – term problems William I faced
  • Consequence Assessment: explain two consequences of William’s reign.

Social, Moral, Spiritual & Cultural and British Values Links

    • BV: Democracy, Rule of Law and Individual Liberty
    • SMSC: Social, Cultural, Moral

Careers, Advice, Information & Guidance Links

    • Analytical skills using inference
    • Forming coherent opinions identifying the most important cause

Home Learning this Term

Students will undertake a range of tasks to help them prepare for/complete/link classroom activities as well as draft practice answers for their assessments that will be self and peer evaluated in class.

 

spring term

Topic
Overview
Medieval Life
  • Investigate what it was like to live in medieval towns and villages using Reciprocal Reading skills
  • Identify the role of the Catholic Church in day – to – day life
  • Narrative Assessment: Write a narrative account analysing what life was like in a Medieval village/town
Problems of Medieval Monarchs
  • Explore the reigns of Henry II, John, Henry III and Edward I, identifying similarities and differences between the monarchs
  • Causation Assessment: Explain why Thomas Becket was murdered

Social, Moral, Spiritual & Cultural and British Values Links

    • BV: Democracy, Rule of Law, Individual Liberty and
    • Mutual Respect and Tolerance
    • SMSC: Social, Moral, Spiritual, Cultural

Careers, Advice, Information & Guidance Links

    • Identifying key features of events Working within a team

Home Learning this Term

Students will watch and identify key events using BBC Bitesize/YouTube clips. Written tasks are stand alone to help develop resourcefulness and resilience.

 

summer term

Topic
Overview
The Peasants’ Revolt
  • The Black Death and its impact on society
  • The Peasants’ Revolt: cause and consequence
  • Narrative Assessment: Write a narrative account analysing the Peasants’ Revolt
Castles
  • Investigate how Castles developed throughout the medieval era, linking to changes in weaponry
  • Knowledge and Enquiry Assessment: Castles

Social, Moral, Spiritual & Cultural and British Values Links

    • BV: The Rule of Law, Individual Liberty and Mutual
    • Respect and Tolerance
    • SMSC: Social, Spiritual and Cultural

Careers, Advice, Information & Guidance Links

    • Independent research
    • Source Analysis

Home Learning this Term

    • Independent research using a range of sources, both written and visual
    • Revision for end of year assessments

 

Year 7 history Summary

Year 7 pupils will build on their literacy skills that they have developed at primary school and apply them to the History curriculum as well as start to develop specific history skill such as knowledge and understanding, cause, consequence, continuity and change across a period. Written work and assessments will begin to prepare pupils for the GCSE curriculum.