History

History plays an important part in our curriculum at Bishop Martin and we value the rich local history that surrounds our school and the local area.

We take children on a journey through the history of Liverpool and our famous faces, before stopping off on a timeline that includes learning about significant individuals and key periods of the past. 

Children at Bishop Martin start their journey in Early Years by learning about events in their very recent past. Being in Liverpool, and even more importantly in the place where the Beatles met (wow!), Year 1 cover some of the important events in the last 100 years or more, from the Titanic to The Beatles.

The learning continues with a focus on Nelson Mandela and other famous leaders, before Key Stage 2 take a journey through thousands of years! Learning what historians do and how they work, coupled with key knowledge we love finding out about the past.

The the INSPIRE curriculum at Bishop Martin fosters an ambition to develop children's curiostiy about life in the past. Children are taught to ask perceptive quesitons, think critically, weigh evidence, sift arguments and present their thoughts logically.

Throughout the curriculum, knowledge is built on and developed from the history of Britain and the wider world, Ancient civilisations and how the lives of significant figures have shaped the world we live in.

Here are some helpful websites you can access at home for free!

BBC History - a wealth of information, pictures and videos with links to a host of interesting time periods.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/forkids/

History for kids - a website packed with a huge amount of information for what we learn and more

https://www.historyforkids.net/

National Geographic Kids - really exciting and engaging activities that cover so many important individuals

https://www.natgeokids.com/uk/teacher-category/history/

National History Musuem - find out what's going on at the brilliant musuem in London

https://www.nhm.ac.uk/

Historical Association - If you have a really keen interest in History why not find out more here.

https://www.history.org.uk/

 

 

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