Victoria Park Junior School History Curriculum
At Victoria Park Junior School we aim to create an exciting and thought-provoking History curriculum. As well as learning about Britain's past, we also look to the wider world in order for children to gain good knowledge of how the past has shaped the modern world. The aim of History at VPJS is to inspire pupils to grow their curiosity, think critically and develop their research skills. A good understanding of History also supports children to show respect and equality towards others by learning about other civilisations and societies. By looking into the process of change. children can also develop aspirations for their own futures.
The History curriculum at VPJS has been organised chronologically from the earliest records of the Stone Age up to 1066 and beyond.
Year 3 study two History topics throughout the year: Ancient Egypt and Stone Age - Iron Age.
Here, Year 3 have used artefacts and been archaeologists to learn about the Egyptians.
Year 4 continue on from the Ancient Egyptians to look first at the Roman Empire before moving on to the Anglo-Saxons and Scots and finally the Vikings.
Year 4 have learned about different sources and discussed about which ones are more reliable.
New for this year, Year 5 will be studying the Ancient Islamic Civilisation. Past 1066, Year 5 focus on the Victorians and Black & Asian Historical Figures.
Here, Year 5 have learned about Manchester through the ages, starting from the Bronze Age to before the Industrial Revolution
Year 6 look into WW2, Crime and Punishment and study the last of the Ancients topics - Ancient Greece.
Here, Year 6 have been interpreting images different types of punishment, inferring what they were used for and the type of crime a person might have committed.