History Statement of Intent

History at Wensum is about finding out what life in the past was like and drawing comparisons with our lives today. It includes learning about local, national and international history. The curriculum has been designed so that children are revisiting learning and it enables them to use this embedded knowledge and vocabulary in a range of contexts.  Our programme of study is designed so that all key areas of History are covered over a 4 year cycle, from Ancient Times to the Present Day.  Our aim at Wensum is to develop historians who are curious and interested in the world around them. 

Implementation – Subject overview.

 Autumn TermSpring TermSummer TermLocal History (week)
Year Three/
Four Cycle A
Changes in Britain from the Stone Age to iron Age  Ancient Egypt  Locally/nationally  significant historical figure: Edith Cavell,  
Year Three/
Four Cycle B
Ancient GreeceThe Roman Empire Boudicca’s Revolt  Local history in depth: Migration in Norwich including ‘The Strangers’  History of the School: use archive maps, school logs, air raid shelters on site plan, boys and girl entrances.  
Year fiveBritain’s Settlement by the Anglo-Saxon and Scots. The Viking and Anglo-Saxon struggle for Britain  Monarchs and Power    Early civilization: the Mayans  Internationally significant historical figure: Rosa Parks  
Year sixVictorians   World War II  Local history study: WW2 Norwich Blitz  Windrush and Immigration  

Wensum Junior School, Turner Road, Norwich, Norfolk NR2 4HB
Telephone: 01603 620877
Email: office@wensumjunior.org.uk

Head of School: Mrs Peachment
SENDCo: Mrs C Peachment
Chair of Governors: Mr Carroll