History

Welcome to the History section of the school web site. History at Perton is a forward looking and relevant subject. We aim to be dynamic and modern in our approach to teaching and learning.

During their time students will cover a wide range of key historical periods from the Stone Age to modern day history. There is a key focus in the new curriculum on English history.

Teaching British Values

History helps to prepare our students for British life by exploring the history of our British Monarchy and the development of the government. Pupils explore major historic events that have changed British history and how the British people have reacted to these events.

All pupils have one hour of History per week mostly taught by Miss Taylor in a dedicated Humanities room. In years 5 and 6 students are taught in mixed ability classes and in years 7 and 8 they are grouped according to ability. We make good use of ICT in our lessons, regularly using interactive resources in the classroom and in the ICT suites.

The topics students cover:

Year 5: the Stone Age, The Iron Age, The Romans in England, The Anglo Saxons, Crime and punishment and a study of the Roman ruins at Wroxeter.

Year 6: The Vikings, the achievements of early civilisations, Ancient Greece, early Islamic civilisation and twentieth century entertainment.

Year 7: Medieval Britain, the war of the roses, the development of the church and the English civil war.

Year 8: Slavery, America in the early 20th Century, WW1, the inter war years,  the Holocaust and Britain since the end of WW2.

There are many ways as supportive parents that you can support your child:

  1. Watch the news together. History is always being made and our past is always influencing the decisions we make today. The Scottish referendum has peaked a lot of student’s interest. This event will be part of history.
  2. Read the newspaper together. History is always being made or new discoveries coming to light. The stories of Stonehenge and King Richard have made the headline.
  3. Help them with learning homework’s. Get them to teach you what they have learnt today.
  4. Allow them to watch Horrible Histories- it is accurate, correct and lots of fun!
  5. Encourage them to attend the Horrible Histories club in school – on a Monday after school.

For more information about the History curriculum, please feel free to contact Miss Taylor.