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History News 2021/2022

History at Whitehouse - Autumn 1!


This half term we have lots of exciting learning going on across the school. Some year groups have or will be going on school trips to delve even deeper into their understanding around their history topic. Classrooms also use displays and a range of books to bring their topic to life for the children. Our spiral curriculum also enables children to continue their topic learning into other subjects, covering a broad range of skills e.g. art and writing.


Year 2 - 'What was life like living in a castle?'


In this unit, we look at life inside a castle, the different parts of a castle and complete a study exploring a local area: Framlingham Castle. We also compare castles across the UK and look at a significant historical event: Queen Mary fleeing London to escape to Framlingham Castle.



Year 3 - 'What was life like in the Stone Age?'


In this unit, we start by locating the Stone Age on a timeline in comparison to other significant periods. Within the Stone Age, we start to explore in more depth periods such as Paleolithic (delving into the lives of hunters and gatherers) and Mesolithic (how did they live their lives?) We also look at Stonehenge and its significance.



Year 4 - 'Who were the Anglo Saxons?'


In this unit, we learn about when the Anglo Saxon period was and where they came from. We also explore Anglo Saxon settlements and how they lived their daily lives and the evidence we have to support this e.g. Sutton Hoo. Year 4 will also study the language they used and look at historical bias and how this affects our understanding of key historical events.



Year 5 - 'What was life like in Ancient Greece?'


In this unit, we are learning about when and where the people of Ancient Greece lived. We also look at the daily life of an Ancient Greek. Our key figure in this unit is Alexander the Great and we also use evidence to explore the story of the Trojan Horse. As well as this, we look at how the legacy of the Ancient Greeks has had an impact on our lives in the present day.


Year 4 - Sutton Hoo!