History Curriculum Statement of Intent

The history topics chosen were based on the National Curriculum, so we had a broad and ambitious history offer. British history is taught in chronological order, to help with sticky learning and to help the children see links between what they have just learnt and what they are learning next. The local history covered in Year 2 looks at a diverse range of significant people who live in and around Bromley. Year 4 look at the abolition of slavery with the link to William Pitt and William Wilberforce, who met in Keston and Year 6 look at Biggin Hill and the role it played in the Battle of Britain.

The aim of the curriculum is to give the children a boarder and balanced view of history both British and world history.

Year 1 – Significant explorers

  • Children look at less well known explorers like the achievements of Matthew Henson, Felicity Aston, Ibn Battuta

Year 2 – Which famous people lived in and around Bromley

  • Floella Benjamin – linking to people who came over in the Windrush, David Bowie and how he encouraged music from other cultures, William Pitt the younger and his involvement in the abolition of slavery

Year 3 – What did the Romans ever do for us?

  • Severus Septimus the Roman emperor from Syria and his part in the building on the London Wall. Also that black people were in England during the Roman times

Year 4 – Why was the year 1833 so important and what was the impact?

  • Talking about Harriet Tubman, William Wilberforce and Thomas Equino

Year 5 – How has space travel changed over time?

  • Looking at the women who worked with Nasa for the Apollo 11 moon landing and the length of time between the first USSR female astronaut and Mae C Jemison

Year 6 – How has equality for all changed over time and how has this impacted on society we know today?

  • Bristol bus boycott, BLM, race riots and Windrush
  • Dame Doreen Lawrence, Emmeline Pankhurst, Emily Wilding Davison , Millicent Fawcett , Rosa Parks, Paul Stephenson , Martin Luther King, Nelson Mandela, William Wilberforce (link to Year 4 unit)

History at Raglan