Year 6 Rationale
In the Spring term, Year 6 pupils develop their knowledge of the Anglo Saxons, in addition to being introduced to the Vikings and the Normans. They know and understand the history of these islands as a coherent, chronological narrative, from the earliest times to the present day, with a particular focus from 850AD to 1066AD. They gain historical perspective by placing their growing knowledge into different contexts, focusing on military, political and social history, begin to recognise and describe the nature and extent of diversity, change and continuity and suggest relationships between causes, eg. Understanding how different people settled. Pupils produce detailed, structured work, select and deploy information and make appropriate use of historical terminology and contrasting evidence. They use sources as a basis for research, from which they begin to use as evidence to test hypotheses and begin to recognise why some events, people and changes might be judged as more historically significant than others.
In the summer term, pupils sequence events and periods through the use of appropriate terms relating to the passing of time, analyse connections, trends and contrasts over time and produce structured work that makes connections, draws contrasts and analyses trends between the different periods. Pupils are immersed into the theme of holidays and leisure from the period of the Victorian era to the present day.