Intent for TVED History

We aim to provide children with an understanding of chronology and the knowledge to communicate the impact of significant historical events and individuals on our lives today, and the lives of others, using appropriate vocabulary. We want children to be curious to know more about the past and to have the skills required to explore their own interests. It is important for children to develop a sense of identity through learning about the past and we want them to know how history has shaped their own lives.


By the end of KS1 most children will be able to:

  • speak and write about familiar and famous people and events from the recent and more distant past, using everyday terms concerned with the passing of time;  
  • distinguish between aspects of their own everyday lives and the lives of people in the past;  
  • identify some ways in which the past is represented;  
  • find out about the past by asking and answering questions using a range of sources of information.

By the end of KS2 most children will be able to:

  • describe the contribution made by people, events and developments in the recent and more distant history of Britain and other countries and make links across the periods of history studied;  
  • give some reasons for, and results of, main events and changes and provide explanations about why people in the past acted as they did;  
  • find out about the past by asking and answering questions using a range of sources of information;  
  • give some explanations for the different ways the past is represented and interpreted;  
  • record their knowledge and understanding about the past in a variety of ways using dates and historical terms.
Year 1Past and presentLife of a significant local individual:  Captain CookLocal history study:  The Transporter Bridge
What was different when my parents and grandparents were little?Why is Captain Cook important?What was Middlesbrough like when the transporter bridge was built?
Year 2British History: 
The Great Fire of London
Local history study: MiddlesbroughLife of a significant individual: 
Queen Elizabeth II
What and how do we know about the Great Fire of London?How has Middlesbrough changed in the last 200 years?Why is Queen Elizabeth II important?
Year 3Empires and Civilisations: 
Stone Age through to Iron Age
Local history study: Impact of the River TeesEmpires and Settlements: 
The Vikings and the Anglo Saxons
What changes happened between the Stone Age and the Iron Age and how did it impact on Britain?How has the River Tees changed Middlesbrough?Who were the Vikings and what impact did they have on Britain?
Year 4Empires and Civilisations: 
Roman Empire and its impact on Britain
Local history study:  Academy specific eg Pennyman family/Steel works/Chemical worksBritish History: 
British Kings and Queens
Who were the Romans and what was their impact on Britain?How has (the Pennyman Family/ Middlesbrough Football Club/ local industry) impacted on our academy community?How did Henry VIII impact Britain and how does he compare to Queen Elizabeth II?
Year 5Empires and Civilisations: 
Ancient Egypt
Empires and Civilisations: 
Ancient Greece
Significant individuals: Margaret Thatcher
Who were the Ancient Egyptians and what impact did they have?Who were the Ancient Greeks and what impact did they have?Who was Margaret Thatcher and what was her impact on Britain and the North East?
Year 6British History: 
Britain and World War II
Empires and Civilisations: 
Opening up America
How did WWII start and what was the impact on the life of a child?Who were the North Americans and what impact did they have on the indigenous people?


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