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Who invaded, raided and ruled Britain?


In this history driver, we will be journeying through the storied history of Great Britain. As historians, we will continue to develop a chronologically secure knowledge and understanding of British history, establishing a clear narrative of who ruled Great Britain and what impact they had on history. Revisiting chronological knowledge will help us to embed this knowledge in our long term memory through exploring connections, contrasts and trends over time.

Through an in depth study lasting the duration of the summer term, we will explore the Celts, Romans, Vikings, Normans, Tudors and Victorians. We will use a range of sources and research to inform our knowledge and will explore change and similarities between these varied historical cultures and our modern day culture.


As geographers, we will revisit our geographical skills of using maps and atlases to locate the  counties and cities of the United Kingdom that have been impacted particularly by the Vikings, Normans and Romans and will discuss the human and physical characteristics of these locations. Human geography, including: types of settlement and land use, economic activity, trade links, and the distribution of natural resources will be explored and how these factors influenced different groups to invade Britain.

Through revisiting and progressing our skills and learning, these golden nuggets of knowledge will be embedded into our long term memories!