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Role Models and Catalysts for Change


History is a valued part of the curriculum at Clare Mount School. It is a tool to help improve the pupils literacy and numeracy skills but its role is much more than this. It stimulates the child's innate curiosity about the past as it provides a means of exploring, appreciating and understanding the world in which we live and how it has evolved by asking where? when? what? and why?





Year 7

Autumn Term - "What do I know about History?"

·         Using maps, photos and the census to find out about the history of Moreton

·         What did the invaders do for us? (Romans/Anglo Saxons and Vikings)

Spring Term - “1066 and all that!”

·         Castles attack and defence!  

·         Visit to Chirk castle

·         Medieval life and times (with all the gory bits!)

Summer Term - “Church and King”

·         Magna Carta

·         Black Death

·         The Peasants are revolting!

·         Life outside England

 Year 8

Autumn Term 

  • The body in the car park!
  • The Tudors-wives and children
  • Portraits in History
  • The Spanish Armada

Spring Term

  • What makes a good king?
  • The civil war
  • Life without a king – Cromwell/daily life
  • Return of the Kings – cross curricular music and drama

Summer Term

  • Local History unit –the growth of Birkenhead
  • Public health
  • Liverpool and the slave trade
  • Migration/immigration

What do the portraits tell us?

What do the portraits tell us? 1

Year 9

Autumn Term

  • Life before the war
  • Why did the war take place?
  • Life in the trenches
  • Weapons of war
  • Using the documents - researching the soldiers of the 1st World War

Spring Term

  • The role of women in the war
  • Commonwealth soldiers
  • Votes for women
  • Versailles and the Peace Treaty
  • A home for heroes?

Summer Term

  • Lead up to the 2nd World War
  • The Holocaust
  • The Blitz
  • History in my life time

Key Stage 4

Year 10 are studying OCR Entry Level

Autumn Term

  • Mrs Brewer's group are studying the Plains Indians and the Wild West
  • Mrs Perry's group are studying the Elizabethans

The current Year 11 are studying AQA Entry Level.

  • The Plains Indians
  • A local study unit -Birkenhead Priory
  • Race and Youth in Hitler's Germany
  • Working conditions in the mines and factories

Progression in History - Spectrum Steps