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In Year 5 and Year 6, history is taught by the lower school teachers and topics follow on chronologically up to Year 7 and 8 where subject specialists deliver lessons. This allows students to have an overview from the Ancient World up to the Holocaust. The topics studied include:

· The Mayans

· The Greeks

· The Anglo-Saxons

· The British monarchy through time

· The Industrial Revolution

· WW1 and WW2

· The Holocaust


Our aim in history is to focus our enquiries around the second order concepts: change and continuity, similarity and difference, cause and consequence, significance and interpretations.  Learning is supported by both external visits and guest visitors to enhance the provision and engagement for our children.


Students in years 7 and 8 will complete an independent half-termly project, which aims to enthuse and engage them with their learning and is based on the topics that they are studying.