Programmes of Study
Pre-Prep History is largely cross-curricular and taught by class teachers. There is no chronological approach but themes are explored, for example, Under the Ground, Birthdays and Anniversaries, Children and Toys.
Pre-Prep History 'Off the Page'
Year 3 cover two units, taught by Year 3 class teachers.
Britain since 1930 - The Impact of the second World War
Year 4 includes two units taught by a Year 4 class teacher.
Romans, Anglo-Saxons in Britain.
Year 5 cover three units, the first two of which are closely related.
Vikings, Ships and Seafarers
Exploration and Encounters c. 1450-1550
Local History: Cambridge and King's, Town and Gown
Year 5 Local History Trip
Year 6 Medieval Realms integrated with The Crusades. Includes :
The Norman Conquest
Wales and Scotland in the time of Edward I
Black Death and Peasants Revolt
Year 6 visit to Castle Acre Priory
Year 7 The year's programme integrates two units, which are treated as a single chronological whole:
Life in Tudor (and Stuart) Times and the Wider World, studied in term 2.
Britain 1500-1750. This is divided into two sections: The Tudors and the early Stuarts.
Year 8 cover one unit after completing Britain 1500-1700
The second half of the spring term will be spent on evidence work.
The last term and a half of Year 8 will concentrate on evidence question practice and on revision of topics for the essay question on the Common Entrance paper. Non-CE candidates will continue with their study of 1750-1900 and then on The First World War.
Year 8 Set Alpha
Pupils learn about Britain 1750-1900 (see above) and in the Spring Term concentrate on approaches to scholarship questions. All children are encouraged to enter the Prep Schools Townsend Warner History competition and some time is spent preparing for this.
In the Summer Term, The First World War is introduced.