"A people without knowledge of their past, origin and culture is like a tree without roots."
Marcus Mosiah Garvey
Castle Primary is to give children a broad range of knowledge of different periods and cultures across History. They are encouraged to compare and contrast those periods as well as considering the impact they have on our current times. By the end of Year 6 we hope that children have taken on board the key concepts taught to deepen their knowledge and understanding of the world and that they go out into the world and make a difference in the world for good.
Keystage 1 children begin to learn about the past and how it compares with the world they live in. This includes learning about England under Queen Victoria and Queen Elizabeth II as well as the impact of significant events nationally (such as The Great Fire of London) and nationally (such as the moon landings).
Keystage 2, the aim is to provide children with a foundation of knowledge about different empires and civilizations in the past; the differences between them and comparison to the 20th and