National curriculum content
To know and understand the history of these islands as a coherent, chronological narrative, from the earliest times to the present day: how people’s lives have shaped this nation and how Britain has influenced and been influenced by the wider world. To understand historical concepts such as continuity and change, cause and consequence, similarity, difference and significance, and use them to make connections, draw contrasts, analyse trends, frame historically-valid questions, and create their own structured accounts, including written narratives and analyses.
1: To discover when the Victorians lived, and to explore some of the major achievements of Victorian times.
2: To discover Victorian buildings in the local area, and plot these on a map.
3: To find out what life was like for poor people in Victorian times, and how Victorians dealt with poverty.
4: To explore Victorian newspapers and trade directories, and use them to deepen knowledge of the local area in Victorian times.
5: To decide whether an ‘at risk’ building is worth saving, and then plan a campaign to save a building that is at risk.
What we want children to know
What skills we want children to develop
Emigration, workhouse, maltings, model town, mangle, significance, industrial, poor law, butler