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E P Collier

Primary School and Nursery

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Autumn Term


This term, year 5 will be exploring Vikings and Anglo Saxon struggle for the Kingdom of England – raids, invasion and resistance

Children will be expected to:

  • Place current topic of study on a time line in relation to previous periods of study
  • Think critically weighing evidence and sifting arguments
  • Begin to understand about beliefs, behaviour and characteristics of people recognising that not everyone shares the same views and feelings
  • Compare and contrast accounts of events from different perspectives, offering some explanations for different versions of events
  • Understand terms such as; empire, civilisation, parliamentary and peasantry
  • Understand historical concepts such as continuity, change, cause and consequence
  • Understand connections between local, regional, national and international history
  • Link sources and work out how conclusions were arrived at
  • Consider ways of checking the accuracy of interpretations – fact, fiction or opinion?
  • Use the library/internet confidently for research
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