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(Why we teach History)

Children of the Atlas Federation are taught history to give them an insight to life in the past. Through a strong chronological underpinning, children explore different time periods in both British and world history and make comparisons to help explain what life was like and how things have changed. By making connections to the past and present, children will be better informed for their future. Children will use case studies into significant sites that provide artefacts that expose different elements of the past. Our curriculum will develop children to think critically and to formulate understanding by asking questions and weighing evidence to make judgements. Children will be supported to develop an understanding of the diversity of societies and the relationships between different groups to help develop their own identities and build resilience to current challenges.





Curriculum / Progress Map

ReceptionMy family and celebrationsChangeTransport and the seaside
Year 1ToysGreat Fire of LondonTravel and transport
Year 2Gunpowder plotSignificant Victorian peopleWorld War 2 children
Year 3Stone AgeBronze Age to Iron AgeAncient Egypt
Year 4RomansAnglo SaxonsThe Maya
Year 5The VikingsLocal History StudyAncient Greece
Year 6Early Islamic CivilizationWorld War 2Societal changes in the last 100 years