Subject Leader: Mrs Lawson
AT Our Lady of Compassion, History is taught through a Topic based curriculum and also as a separate subject.
Example of topics covered:
- Florence Nightingale
-The Sinking of the Titanic
- The Great Fire of London
- The Roman Empire
- The Celts
- The Stone Age to Iron age
- Anglo Saxons and Scots
- Local History Study (Linked to Anglo Saxons)
Aztecs and Mayans - Topic Chocolate
- Battle of Britain (Novel - Boy in the Stripped Pajamas)
- Ancient Greece
Topics within the school, such as Year 6 Battle of Britain, we have Novel running through the topic, which is The Boy in the Stripe Pajamas by John Boyne. The Novel and topic is used to gain interest for the children and writing works through the topic. The objectives for History are achieved through foundation lessons that run outside of the English lessons.