In year 8 pupils will study aspects of: Wales and Britain in the early modern world
This area of study includes some of these topics:
- The Voyages of Discovery
- The Spanish Conquest of the Aztecs
- Henry VIII, his character, wives and policies
- The break with Rome
- The Acts of Union
- Religious changes in the 16th century
- The reign of Elizabeth I – dealing with the poor, Elizabethan life, the Spanish Armada
- The Gunpowder Plot
- Causes and events of the civil war 1642-49
- The Commonwealth and Restoration
During the year, your child will undertake 4 ASSESSMENT TASKS designed to test and improve their historical skills:
- October – Produce a booklet on the life and achievements of Christopher Columbus.
- December – Henry VIII and the Acts of Union
- January – Research, design and produce a booklet on the Spanish Armada
- May – Evaluate evidence on King Charles I – Hero or Villain?
Remember to ask your child how they are doing!
As a result of studying History, pupils will develop the ability to:
- Explain causes and consequences of events
- Examine and evaluate evidence
- Explain different interpretations of History
- Research and investigate topics
- Communicate in a variety of ways
You can help by:
- Provide plenty of appropriate reading materials such as the “Horrible History” series.
- Encourage your child to use the internet for research purposes e.g. www.historyworld.net
- Check through written work and help with punctuation and grammar
- Stress the need to write full, detailed answers
- Visit historical sites such as local castles, big pit or any museum
- Encourage your child to develop an inquisitive nature and to respect the past!