In this history driver, we will be exploring the history and geography curriculum through the Romans. As Historians, we will continue to develop a chronologically secure knowledge and understanding of British, local and world history, establishing clear narratives within and across the periods we have previously studied in year 6 and before. 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 Roman Empire and its impact on Britain including Julius Caesar’s attempted invasion in 55-54 BC, the Roman Empire by AD 42 and the power of its army, successful invasion by Claudius and conquest, including Hadrian’s Wall, British resistance, for example, Boudica, ‘Romanisation’ of Britain: sites such as Caerwent and the impact of technology and culture and beliefs, including early Christianity. We will use a range of sources and research to inform our knowledge and will explore change and similarities between the Roman culture, other historical culture and our modern day culture.
As geographers, we will revisit our geographical skills of using maps and atlases to locate the countries and movement of the Roman empire across the world. We will also name and locate counties and cities of the United Kingdom that have been impacted particularly by the 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 the Roman empire to invade Britain.
Through revisiting and progressing our skills and learning, these golden nuggets of knowledge will be embedded in our long term memories!