History Information

History Long Term Plan Years 5-8

Year 5

Year 6

Year 7

Year 8

Michaelmas Term

Ancient Rome

  • Chronology
  • Expansion of Empire
  • The Roman Army
  • Life of a Soldier
  • Roman Forts
  • Assassination of Julius Caesar

(Cross-curricular topic with Latin/Classics)

Michaelmas Term

Victorian Britain.

The start of the industrial age; migration from country to towns/cities causes.

  • Agricultural Revolution.
  • Transport Revolution; canals and railways.
  • The Navvies; the men who built modern Britain?

Michaelmas Term

  • 1066 and the Norman Conquest (recap)
  • The Feudal System
  • The Medieval Church
  • Who was more powerful, Crown or Church; the story of Henry II and Thomas Becket.

 

 

Michaelmas Term

  • The Black Death; causes and consequences.
  • Did the Black Death have any positive outcomes?
  • The Peasants Revolt.

 

Lent Term

  • Ancient Greece
  • Persian Wars
  • Alexander the Great
  • Sparta
  • Athens

(Cross-curricular topic with Latin/Classics)

Lent term

  • Work in Britain during the industrial age; Mills & Mines.
  • Working conditions of the working classes.
  • Living conditions of the working classes.
  • Did things get better for the working class?

Lent Term

  • The Crusades – 1st Crusade
  • Causes and consequences.
  • 3rd Crusade; Saladin & Richard I.
  • How did the Crusades and the Muslim world develop Christian Europe?
  • King John and Magna Carta. How bad was King John?

 

Lent Term

  • The Wars of the Roses.
  • Richard III – evil or misunderstood?
  • The Battle of Bosworth.
  • Henry VII; how did he secure his throne and the Tudor dynasty?

 

Trinity Term

  • Ancient & Modern Olympic Games; a comparison.
  • Similarities and differences.
  • Source analysis; what were the Ancient Games like?
  • The development of the Modern Olympics.

(Cross-curricular topic with Latin/Classics)

Trinity Term

  • Introduction to Common entrance Syllabus.
  • 1066 & the Norman Conquest
  • Who had the best claim to the throne in 1066?
  • Battles of Stamford Bridge & Hastings
  • How did William keep control?

Trinity Term

  • Edward I, II; how did England treat its neighbours?
  • Edward III – the Crecy campaign and Agincourt.
  • Medieval underdogs; women and Jews.

 

 

Trinity Term

  • Revision.

For years 7 & 8, essay writing and exam technique will be reviewed and developed throughout the year with essays being produced on all topics within the syllabus.