Coordinator Mr G Hobson
History should inspire a curiousity in young people. They should want to know more about the past, what people's lives were like, significant events that shaped periods of history and legacies that can still be seen today. At Netherthong, our history curriculum has been designed to not only inspire students, but enable them to argue, debate, question and weigh up evidence in a historical context. We intend to explore not only Britain's turbulent past, but that of the wider world too. Pupils will develop appropriate subject knowledge, skills and understanding as set out in the national curriculum history programmes of study.
Students follow a carefully constructed history curriculum that provides a wide range of learning. Coverage will explore the local history that has affected the people and area in which we live. The history of civilisationjs and empires will form
At the end of each topic, children will have broadened their own vocabularies within the context of the topic. Marking and feedback will inform the teacher of understanding or misconceptions that can be addressed throughout the unit of study.
This is the main BBC website for key stage 2 history, which has lots of useful information and videos about many topics covered in school.
This is the key stage 1 section of the BBC website for history. It is usefully organised into periods of history as well as themes throughout history. This is really useful for helping children understand chronology!
The organisation of this website can be frustrating if you are looking for a specific area of history, however it is great if you want to just have a casual browse, using the ‘cool clicks’ and the ‘what’s popular’ sections.
CBBC have done a great job of bringing history to life through Horrible Histories. Full episodes are available from the link above. Many episodes focus on themes across history as well as other episodes that look at specific eras.