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Autumn Term 


Learning questions

What is a castle?

When were they built? – What were the Middle Ages the middle of? [timeline]

What do they look like?

Why were castles built?

Where was the best place to build a castle? [What do you need close by?]

What did they keep in the keep?

What went on inside a castle? – What jobs were the same/different to now?

Why did castles have moats? [defences]

What weapons did people use? [defences]

What happened in a siege?

 Summer term                                             

The changing world

The life and achievements of Mary Seacole, Dr Elizabeth Garrett Anderson, Charles Darwin

Learning outcomes

History NC:

  • the lives of significant individuals in the past who have contributed to national and international achievements. Some should be used to compare aspects of life in different periods
  • significant historical events, people and places in their own locality



 Key learning questions

What things have changed in the last 150 years?

What difference did NAME make?

How do versions about  the same person differ?

What was it like to be NAME?

What happened because...?

What contribution did .........................make?

How and for what should remembered?

Who are the modern day pioneers?