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?
Autumn Term – Introduction to History
·Using maps, photos and other evidence to find out about the history of Liverpool and Wirral
·Asking questions in History
·Finding evidence through sources
Spring Term – The Roman Empire
·What did the Romans ever do for us?
·The Roman Empire
Summer Term – 1066 and the Normans
·Famous battles - Stamford Bridge and Hastings
·Medieval life and times (with all the gory bits!)
·Castles – designs and use
Autumn Term – The terrible Tudors!
- War of the Roses
- The body in the car park!
- The Tudors - wives and children
- What makes a good King or Queen?
- Age of exploration and the roots of the slave trade
Spring Term – The English Civil War
- The Stuart monarchs
- King v's Parliament
- A Civil War?
- Who were the Puritans?
Summer Term - Industrial Revolution and Local History in the 19th Century
Liverpool and the slave trade
The Factories and working conditions
The Growth of Birkenhead
What do the portraits tell us?
Autumn Term - Life before the war
·Why did the war take place?
·Life in the trenches
·Weapons of war
·Researching soldiers of the 1st World War
Spring Term – WW1
·Versailles and the Peace Treaty
·A home for heroes?
Summer Term - WW2
·Who was Adolf Hitler?
Key Stage 4
·Crime and Punishment
·WW2 and the final solution
·Individual study of an important historical figure