We believe that every child has the right to receive a high-quality History education. We ensure that our curriculum is broad, balanced and interesting so that the children enjoy developing their knowledge, skills and understanding as a Historian.
Our History Curriculum is organised into topics for each year group. These follow the year by year programmes of study outlined in the national curriculum. The topics are planned to ensure that children gain a coherent knowledge and understanding of Britain’s past and that of the wider world. Historical visits, visitors, topic days and themed weeks are also organised throughout the year to inspire children’s curiosity to know more about the past. We work together as a staff to ensure that our History curriculum provides continuity and progression throughout the school.
In every topic the children are encouraged to use technical terminology accurately and precisely. This historical vocabulary is displayed in every classroom.
At Key Stage 1 (Years 1 and2) the following topics covered are: The History of Toys, A Significant Individual of the Past, The Great Fire of London and Communication throughout the Ages. The children also carry out a Local Area Study.
At Lower Key Stage 2 (Years 3 and 4) the following topics covered are: The Stone Age to the Iron Age, Ancient Egypt and The Romans. The children also carry out a Chronological Study.
To find out more about the current topic each year group is studying, and the content, please visit each class page.