The King's School Grantham

Isaac Newton's School

    Year 7 History Curriculum

    Key topics to be taught this year: The Romans, Medieval England and Elizabethan England

    Autumn Term

    Topic

    Further details about the topic

    1

    What is History?

    Pupils will learn why it is important to study History

    Pupils are introduced to the key skills needed to be a successful historian

    2

    The Roman Empire

    Pupils will understand how Roman England was governed.  Pupils will investigate the life of Julius Caesar

    Spring Term

     

     

    1

    The Norman Conquest

    Pupils learn about who were the different contenders for the throne in 1066 and why William of Normandy won the Battle of Hastings

    2

    How the Normans kept control

    Pupils learn about the different methods of control that were used by medieval monarchs.  Pupils will evaluate how successful the medieval monarchs were

    Summer Term

     

     

    1

    Medieval Life

    Pupils will learn about medieval life in the towns and countryside including living conditions and the impact of the Black Death

    2

    Medieval Life

    Pupils will learn about medieval life in the towns and countryside including living conditions and the impact of the Black Death

    Assessments:

    Autumn Term

    Topic

    Type of Assessment

    CAT 1

    What is History

    Interpretation

    Spring Term

     

     

    CAT 2

    Bayeux Tapestry

    Source Usefulness

    Summer Term

     

     

    CAT 3

    Contenders to the Throne 1066

    Causation

    Main Resources:

    Resource

    Details

    Term

    Text books

    N/A

    N/A

    Recommended reading

    The Time Traveller’s Guide to Roman London

    Horrible Histories: The Rotten Romans

    The Time Traveller’s Guide to Medieval London

    Horrible Histories: Measly Middle Ages

    The Time Traveller’s Guide to Tudor London

    Term 2

    Term 2

    Term 4

    Term 4

    Term 6

    Recommended websites

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

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/websites/11_16/site/history.shtml

    http://www.kidspast.com

     

    Equipment

    Writing pen, crayons, glue, ruler and pencil

    All