Lower School History

Key Stage 2 Curriculum

The Key Stage 2 History curriculum at OLA is a vibrant and exciting subject. We cover a wide variety of topics, from ancient civilisations to local history, with a strong focus on developing historical skills so that children have a strong foundation for future study. Trips to museums, workshops and experience days are used to make the past come to life and instil in our pupils a long-lasting love of history.

Interactive Resources

The children learn through a variety of approaches including Drama, Music, Art and computer-based learning. Wherever possible we invite people in to share their experiences with the children and enrich their understanding.

Lower School History Stories

Year 4 Archaeologists

In Year 4 History we pretended to be archaeologists looking at objects we had never seen before, recording what we knew about them and guessing what they might have been used for hundreds of years ago.

The children had some fantastic ideas but most couldn’t guess what the objects were really for!

Do you know how to wash a Woolly Mammoth?

The children in Year 3 had just started the topic Stone Age to Iron Age, when they looked at the many pre-historic beasts, but a particular focus had been on the Woolly Mammoth.

We enjoyed creating our very own desk Woolly Mammoths out of milk cartons.

Next, we are going to be looking at the text How to Wash a Woolly Mammoth and writing instructions – just in case you were to ever bump into one and fancied giving it a wash! We even share our instructions in a newsletter!