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History at Monkton Park

At Monkton Park the children experience a variety of topics and units.

KS1 History

In Key Stage 1 the children are taught the following skills -

  • Chronological Understanding
  • Vocabulary
  • Processes
  • Differences
  • Representation
  • Historical Enquiry
  • Questioning
  • To Communicate

These skills are taught through a topic based approach.  The topics the children follow are on a rolling three year cycle and cover such themes as

Toys,
The Great Fire of London
Chippenham
Families.

Please see the Yearly Topic Planner for greater detail.

 

Key Stage 2 History

In Key Stage 2 the children are taught the following skills –

  • Vocabulary
  • Features of the past
  • Diversity
  • Causes
  • Links
  • Historical Interpretation
  • Questioning
  • Organise
  • To Communicate

These skills are taught through the following Units

Local History

Changes in Britain from Stone Age to the Iron Age

Roman Empire and its impact on Britain

Britain’s settlement by Anglo-Saxons and Scots

Viking and Anglo-Saxon struggle for the kingdom of England to the time of Edward the Confessor

A study of an aspect or theme in British History beyond 1066

The achievements of the earliest civilizations

A non-European society

Ancient Greece 

Again these are taught on a rolling programme.

Events

At Monkton Park we also celebrate Historical Events both locally and nationally. Annually the children in Year 6 participate in the town Folk Festival. We also celebrate Remembrance Day, look at Black History month and each year have a Leavers Assembly which celebrates the children’s time at school.

We have also celebrated and participated in the schools history, with events such as Jubilee Day, celebrating the School’s 40th Birthday and had our own Royal Wedding!

Please see our School Trips and Visitors page for photos and reports from some of our Historical events.