History

History

At English Martyrs we follow the Primary National Curriculum for History in England. We track our progress here.

History is the study of evidence about the past and plays an essential part in preparing us for living and working in a contemporary world. It gives us a sense of identity, set within our social, political, cultural and economic relationships.

The National Curriculum states that “A high-quality history education will help pupils gain a coherent knowledge and understanding of Britain’s past and that of the wider world. It should inspire pupils’ curiosity to know more about the past.” 

Here are a few useful websites to support the teaching of History:

www.bbc.co.uk/history/interactive/games/

www.bbc.co.uk/history/forkids/ www.educationquizzes.com/ks2/history/

www.crickweb.co.uk/ks2history.html

www.historyforkids.net/

The Great Fire of London

Year 1 and 2 have been learning about The Great fire of London during Advent 2. We concluded our learning with a reenactment of fire using house models we built at home. We lit one as the bakery on Pudding Lane were the fire started and watched it spread to the other buildings. 

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Mr Gibson came in to share his Viking artifacts with us, we hot seated him and he was able to answer our questions from the point of view of a Viking warrior.  It was a great experience.