We want our pupils at St Sidwell's to learn History, so that:
  • They know and understand the history of these islands as a coherent, chronological narrative
  • They know and understand significant aspects of the history of the wider world
  • They gain and use a historically grounded understanding of abstract terms such as 'empire' 'civilisation' 'technology' and 'settlement'
  • They understand historical concepts such as continuity and change, similarity and difference, cause and consequence and significance
  • They use these concepts to make connections and create their own structured accounts
  • They understand the methods of historical enquiry
  • They gain a historical perspective
We teach through a series of History enquiries. This document shows the focus of these enquiries and outlines the History that they contain. 
In the Autumn Term 2022, these are:
Year 1 - How do we know so much about what happened in the Great Fire of London?
Year 2 -  Why was Charles the pigeon sent to prison? (Animals in World War I)
Year 3 -  How did the lives of ancient Britons change during the Stone Age?
Year 4 - Who were the Anglo-Saxons and how do we know what was important to them?
Year 5 - What was life like in Baghdad during the Golden Age of Islam?
Year 6 - Why was winning the Battle of Britain in 1914 so important?
Mrs Beards leads History in our school, from Nursery to Year 6.