KS3 Humanities (Yr 7)

Curriculum Overview

Point in Year

Unit of Work Title

Starting Point

Curriculum Content

Core Knowledge

Curriculum Content

Core Skills

Mid-term and Final  Assessments

Autumn Term 1

What happened during Norman England?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

What was Medieval Life like?

HISTORY

  • Who were the three rivals for the English throne in 1066?
  • Who had the best claim to be on the throne in 1066?
  • What happened at the Battle of Hastings in 1066?
  • How did William establish the Norman control?
  • How did Norman Kings govern England?
  • How did Henry I force his way into becoming King of England?
 

 

  • What was life like for a peasant living in a medieval village?
  • What can a historian learn about life in a medieval village from the Luttrell Psalter?
  • What can a historian learn about medieval castles from Beaumaris and Kenilworth Castles?
  • What was the role of medieval knights in English society?
  • What can a historian learn about medieval society from the illustrations of the Crusader Bible?
  • How were crimes punished in medieval England?
  • Enquiry – at the heart of schemes of work and understanding Chronology
  • Literate – Use of quality text; opportunities to extend vocabulary and develop extended writing.
  • Knowledge giving a broad and deep content making connections.
  • Also the use of academic language.
  • To analyse and ‘thinking deeper’ to answer the main end of topic question.

Extended Writing Task

 

 

End of topic assessment

Autumn Term 2

Who were the Medieval Kings?

HISTORY

  • Did Henry II kill his own Archbishop of Canterbury Thomas Becket?
  • Why was King John forced to agree to the Magna Carta in 1215?
  • How did the Magna Carta change the power of English Monarchs?
  • How important was military success in becoming a ‘great’ medieval king?
  • Why is Edward I remembered as a ‘Great and Terrible’ King?
  • How did Henry V win an ‘impossible victory’ at Agincourt?
  • How did Eleanor of Aquitaine and Isabella of France become so powerful?
  • Enquiry – at the heart of schemes of work and understanding Chronology
  • Literate – Use of quality text; opportunities to extend vocabulary and develop extended writing. Knowledge – Broad and deep content making connections and developing skills.
  • Inference of source materials and understanding historical concepts e.g. change and continuity, similarities and differences.
  • To analyse and ‘thinking deeper’ to answer the main end of topic question.

Extended Writing Task

 

 

End of Topic Assessment- December data

Spring Term 1

What was late Medieval England?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Who was Henry VIII and why does the reformation take place?

HISTORY

  • How did the Black Death kill one third of England’s population during the 1340s?
  • Why did the Peasants revolt against King Richard II in 1381?
  • Why did the ‘Wars of the Roses’ begin during the reign of Henry VI?
  • How successfully did the House of York govern England?
  • Why did the Wars of the Roses end at the Battle of Bosworth Field?

 

  • What was the young King Henry VIII like as King?
  • Why was the Catholic Church seen as corrupt by the early 16th century?
  • What was Henry VIII’s ‘Great Matter’?
  • What was the Dissolution of the Monasteries?
  • Did the reign of Henry VIII end in success or failure?
  • Enquiry – at the heart of schemes of work and understanding Chronology
  • Literate – Use of quality text; opportunities to extend vocabulary and develop extended writing.
  • Inference of source materials and understanding historical concepts e.g. change and continuity, similarities and differences.
  • Also construct historical arguments.
  • To analyse and ‘thinking deeper’ to answer the main end of topic question.

End of topic assessment- Spring History and Geography Data

Spring Term 2

GEOGRAPHY

  • Locational Knowledge
  • How can we locate places around the world (Map Skills)
  • How do we use our planet as a natural resource?
  • What are rocks and how are they a natural resource?
  • How can we use natural resources sustainably?
  • What is an economy, from local to global?
  • Why is manufacturing all about choosing the right site?
  • How does the UK trade with other countries?
  • What is globalisation?
  • How has containerisation accelerated globalisation?
  • Enquiry – at the heart of schemes for learning
  • Knowledge – Broad and deep content making connections and developing skills
  • Literate – Use of quality text; opportunities to extend vocabulary and develop extended writing
  • Communication – Knowledge informed discussion about enquiry topics

Summer Term 1

What is weather and climate?

 

Is the geography of Russia a curse or benefit?

GEOGRAPHY

  • What is Weather and Climate?
  • How do we measure the weather?
  • How can weather data be recorded and presented?
  • What are clouds and why does it rain?
  • What is the climate of the UK?
  • How does climate vary across the world?
  • What is the physical landscape of Russia?
  • What is the climate of Russia?
  • What biomes exist in Russia?
  • Where do people live in Russia?
  • Why did Russia plant their flag on the seabed of the North Pole?
  • Enquiry – at the heart of schemes for learning
  • Knowledge – Broad and deep content making connections and developing skills
  • Literate – Use of quality text; opportunities to extend vocabulary and develop extended writing
  • Communication – Knowledge informed discussion about enquiry topics

End of topic assessment

Summer Term 2

Why are rivers important?

 

What is development?

GEOGRAPHY

  • Why are rivers important?
  • What work do rivers do?
  • How do rivers change from source to mouth?
  • How are rivers important to people?
  • How do river floods create problems?
  • How can flooding be managed?
  • Enquiry – at the heart of schemes for learning
  • Knowledge – Broad and deep content making connections and developing skills
  • Literate – Use of quality text; opportunities to extend vocabulary and develop extended writing
  • Communication – Knowledge informed discussion about enquiry topics

End of topic assessment- Summer Data