History at Milford Junior School

"I had no idea that history was being made. I was just tired of giving up."

Rosa Parks

Our history curriculum at Milford Juniors traces British history and the great civilisations of the world. We aim to provide pupils with the knowledge, skills and understanding to appreciate our history and that of human creativity, endeavour and exploration through time. Through enquiry-based learning, we will engage and motivate pupils and encourage them to see the world through the eyes of young historians, enabling them to understand how events in the past have contributed to shaping the world in which they live today. This awareness will help to build a more informed and sustainable society in the future.

History Topics at Milford Juniors have:

* an umbrella question that can be answered at the end of the topic

* a key question for each lesson that can be answered at the end of that lesson

* key questions/quizzes at the start of the lesson

* the opportunity to use a variety of sources of evidence e.g. photos, film, artefacts, paintings

* the opportunity for enquiry-based learning where children are questioning evidence

Year 3 Year 4 Year 5 Year 6

Changes in Britain from the Stone Age to the Iron Age

What changes took place from the Stone Age to the Iron Age?

The Roman Empire and its impact on Britain

How did the Romans change Britain and what did they do for us?

Britain’s settlement by Anglo-Saxons and Scots

What was Britain like when the Anglo- Saxons and Scots were here?

The Vikings

Who were the Vikings?

The achievements of the earliest civilizations

How did the Shang Dynasty evolve?

Ancient Greece

What was life like for the Ancient Greeks?

A study of an aspect or theme in British history beyond 1066

and A local study

What was the impact of the Industrial Revolution on Yeovil and Britain?

A non-European society

What was life like for the Maya?