E P Collier

Primary School and Nursery

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Autumn Term 


This term, year 6 will be exploring the ancient kingdom of Benin and how it became an empire and a civilisation.

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

Spring Term


This term in history, we will learn about crime and punishment. At this stage, the children have covered many periods of history, and will be able to suggest what a crime might have been at any given time based on what they know of the society at the time.

Summer Term

This term in history, we will learn about the British Empire to understand that the British Empire was the biggest empire in human history. Study maps of the British Empire at various stages to discuss when the Empire began during the 1600s. Should it be dated from when the first colony was occupied and claimed? Does Britain still have an empire considering it controls territories around the world? Identify British territories that still exist.

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