History Curriculum intent

Pupils leave Ark Victoria with a coherent, chronological understanding of changes and events that have shaped both British and world history.  They discus key concepts such as cause & consequence, similarity & difference change & continuity and historical significance with confidence, and can identify these ideas in the writing of historians. When studying past events, pupils are curious, and critically analyse connections, contrasts and trends over time to make sense of our world. They communicate using the academic language of historians, and they demonstrate disciplinary skills, such as analysing and evaluating historical sources to form their own opinions of the past and challenge the interpretations of others. Pupils at Ark Victoria develop a sense of their identity as local, national and global citizens through their study of history. They appreciate the complexity of people's lives, the process of change, and the diversity of societies, resulting in them becoming respectful world citizens. 

Our History Six Pillars

At Ark Victoria we have 6 curriculum pillars

Resilient readers: 

High quality teaching: 

Knowledge rich curriculum: 

High ambition: 

Diverse and inclusive: 

Strong Character: 

History Topic Map

 

Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1

Summer 2

Nursery

           

Reception

All about me

Living in Birmingham

The Seasons

Festivals– Gunpowder plot, Diwali, Christmas

Comparing UK and other countries

Chinese New Year, Valentines day, Pancake day, Easter – significance.

 

Dinosaurs

Pirates

Y1

Dinosaurs

Toys

   

Monarchy

 

Y2

Florence Nightingale and Mary Seacole

Titanic

 

The Great Fire of London

 

Local History/Victorian Holidays

Y3

Pre-historic Britain

Ancient Egypt

 

Mansa Musa

 

Ancient Greece

Y4

Roman Britain

 

Anglo-Saxon England/Vikings

 

Henry VIII

The Industrial Revolution

Y5

Female Suffrage

Hidden Achievements

     

WW1

Y6

Britain in WW2

The Holocaust

The British Empire

 

Civil Rights Campaigns

 

Y7

World views in c1000

Contested power, contested land (C11th & C12th)

Empires and expansion and collapse (C13th)

Stability and instability (C14th & C15th)

Religious revolution and resistance in C16th

Silver and Gold in the C17th

Y8

British Empire and the slave trade

The French Revolution

The Industrial Revolution

19th Century political reforms

British Empire and India

Power to the People: Women’s Suffrage

Y8 - Aligned Curriculum

Emerging empires in c1600

The British Isles in the 17th Century

Expanding Empires

The Enlightenment and French Revolution

Industrial Revolution

19th Century political Reform

Y9

The Causes of the First World War

Russian Revolution 1917

Inter War years, the league of nations and the Rise of Hitler

Second World War & The Holocaust

Power to the people: Civil Rights Movement - US

Britain after WW2

Our Island Story: Windrush

Y9 - Aligned Curriculum

The first world war

Russian Revolution and interwar Europe

Second World War and the Holocaust

Decolonisation

Campaign for Civil Rights

Post-war Britain

Y10

Weimar and Nazi Germany

Weimar and Nazi Germany

Weimar and Nazi Germany

Medicine & trenches

Medicine & trenches

Medicine & trenches

Y11

Anglo- Saxon & Norman England Anglo- Saxon & Norman England/Super Power relations and the Cold War Super Power relations and the Cold War Revision Revision/exams  

 

History Progression Narrative

Please read our History progression narrative here: Discipline Concept Narratives