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St Paul's C of E Primary School

Heathside Grove

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Autumn 2

The Ancient Kingdom of Benin


This half term, our overall focus is History.


We are learning:

  • To know how the Kingdom of Benin developed.
  • To know about some important events in Africa’s history.
  • To know what the people of Benin believed in.
  • To know why Benin’s sculptures surprised the people who discovered them.
  • To know how Benin’s past is recorded through a range of sources.
  • To know the story of how Eweka came to be the Oba of the Benin Kingdom.
  • To know how to examine and evaluate different sources of evidence about Benin and explain what they can teach us about Benin culture.
  • To know how and why the Kingdom of Benin became powerful and also how and why the empire came to an end.




What do you think this artefact is/represents?