British Values Through Our Curriculum


Year 1 Through their learning on dinosaurs, the children learn about the life of Mary Anning, who contributed to national and international achievements in our knowledge about dinosaurs
Year 2 Children learn about the lives of significant British inventors, such as Henry Ford.
They study The Great Fire of London through the writing in Samuel Pepys’ diary. Through the Victorians unit, children learn about the life of Queen Victoria.
Year 3 The children learn about key changes in Britain from the Stone Age to the Iron Age. Stone Henge is studied as a significant and historical British place.
They learn about the Roman Empire, its impact on Britain and key British people from the era, such as Boudicca. Children are also taught how the Roman empire helped to shape British technology, culture and beliefs, including early Christianity.
Year 4 Children will learn about the settlement of Britain by the Anglo-Saxons and the Scots and understand how Britain has changed over time.
Through ‘The Sound of Battle’ theme, children will understand the Viking and Anglo-Saxon struggle for the Kingdom of England up to the time of Edward the Confessor, through Viking raids, invasion and resistance by Alfred the Great and Athelstan, the first king of England.
Year 5 Children are taught Coventry’s significance and History from the period around World War 2.
They study Isambard Kingdom Brunel and the growth of the railways, as a key aspect of British history. They will gain an understanding of how Brunel’s life has shaped this nation.
Year 6 The children study the Tudor period to extend their knowledge of British history. They have particular focus on understanding the reign of King Henry VIII as a significant turning point in British history with the reformation and the establishment of the Church of England.