Key Stage 1

Our topic for this term is ‘Castles’ and we will be thinking about who built the first castles in the UK and why and what were the UK castles like that the Normans built. We will be learning about the history of Carlisle Castle and famous prisoners. We will be looking at the different features of medieval castles and who lived there and what were their roles.

Key Stage 2

Year 3 and 4

Our topic for the Summer Term is ‘British settlement by the Anglo Saxons and Scots.’ We will be focusing on Roman withdrawal from Britain and the fall of the Western Empire and the Scots invasion from Ireland to North Britain. We will also study Anglo Saxon invasions, settlements and kingdoms, place names, village life, Art and culture. We will also look into Christian conversion and the places of Canterbury, Iona and Lindisfarne.

Year 5 and 6

Our topic for the Spring Term is ‘World War 2’ and we will be studying why it started, what part did Hitler play and the countries affected by it. We will consider how the Jewish nation suffered under the rule of Hitler and use Anne Frank’s diary as a historical source. We will also study The Battle of Britain and learn about the part Winston Churchill played during the war.