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In History we encourage pupils to become detectives who explore the past in an exciting way. History gives pupils a chance to explore a wide range of sources from which the past may come alive. History is not only about learning simple facts and dates but a development of the understanding of history skills such as an understanding of chronology and using first and secondary sources of evidence.

The national curriculum for history aims to ensure that all pupils:


  • know and understand the history of these islands as a coherent, chronological narrative, from the earliest times to the present day: how people’s lives have shaped this nation and how Britain has influenced and been influenced by the wider world;
  • know and understand significant aspects of the history of the wider world: the nature of ancient civilisations; the expansion and dissolution of empires; characteristic features of past non-European societies; achievements and follies of mankind;
  • gain and deploy a historically grounded understanding of abstract terms such as ‘empire’, ‘civilisation’, ‘parliament’ and ‘peasantry’;
  • understand historical concepts such as continuity and change, cause and consequence, similarity, difference and significance, and use them to make connections, draw contrasts, analyse trends, frame historically-valid questions and create their own structured accounts, including written narratives and analyses;
  • understand the methods of historical enquiry, including how evidence is used rigorously to make historical claims, and discern how and why contrasting arguments and interpretations of the past have been constructed;
  • gain historical perspective by placing their growing knowledge into different contexts, understanding the connections between local, regional, national and international history; between cultural, economic, military, political, religious and social history; and between short- and long-term timescales.

The following topics are covered:





Y 3


Roaming Romans

Roman Empire and its impact on Britain

Changes in Britain from the Stone Age to the

Iron Age




Y 4



Tomb Raiders

Ancient Egyptians

When and where were the earliest civilisations?


Charles Darwin

Linked to explorers

Y 5

It’s All Greek to Me

What the Ancient
Greeks did for us and democracy

Heroes in History

- looking at impact on people today


Britain’s settlement by Anglo-Saxons & Scots. Viking & Anglo-Saxon struggle for England.


Y 6


Your Country Needs You

British History (World War One & a local study)




History and Geography Curriculum

History Enquiry Questions

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