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National Geography Week at Stewart Fleming



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. Teaching should equip pupils to ask perceptive questions, think critically, weigh evidence, sift arguments, and develop perspective and judgement. History helps pupils to understand the complexity of people’s lives, the process of change, the diversity of societies and relationships between different groups, as well as their own identity and the challenges of their time.

History is taught through International Primary Curriculum (IPC) topics across each year group.  The IPC provides key learning goals, which we use to help plan a varied and exciting curriculum for the children.  For example:

Year 3 topics include ‘Scavengers and Settlers’ where children will be finding out about our earliest ancestors and learning about Bronze and Iron Age cultures. During their ‘Fashion’ topic, the children will be looking at changing styles throughout history and the people who influenced them.

Year 5 topics include ‘The Great, the Bold and the Brave’ in which the children will be exploring Greek and Roman civilisations and their expanding empires. The ‘Myths and Legends’ topic will look at myths from various countries and think about why people used such stories to reflect on life at the time.

During their time at Stewart Fleming, children learn how:

  • To gather information from a variety of sources (including books, video, internet, drama and role play, visiting speakers and trips).
  • To understand how particular aspects of history have impacted on present day.
  • To make connections and draw conclusions between significant historical events.
  • To place events, people and changes into chronological order and consider how these changes have affected the wider world.
  • To understand a wide range of historical vocabulary.
  • To describe and identify reasons for and results of historical events.
  • History affects lives of people in the present.
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