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Aims- for children to:

  1. Develop a love of history and learn how to work as a historian.
  2. Gain a coherent knowledge about Britain’s past and that of the wider world.
  3. Be inspired, curious and knowledgeable about the past.
  4. Develop an understanding of their locality and its place within history.
  5. Discover how people’s lives have shaped the nation and how Britain has influenced and been influenced by the wider world.

What does our learning in History look like? 

Substantive Threads:

Homes and Settlements

Trade and Transport

Innovations and Achievements


Historical Concepts:

Continuity and Change

Cause and Consequence

Similarity and Difference


Evidence and Interpretation


Our Curriculum  


During the Early Years Foundation Stage, learning is structured around themes each term and historical enquiries that link to specific areas of the Development Matters Early Years Foundation Curriculum as follows: 

Marvellous Me; Fabulous Festivals; Space and Sky;Journeys; Olympics (including transport)

Year 1

Local Study: Houses over time

Homes and life in London

Great Fire of London 

Year 2

The Lives of Children During WW2

Local Study: A famous landmark- The History of Jodrell Bank



Year 3

Changes in Britain- Stone Age to Iron Age 

Ancient Egypt

Year 4

Ancient Greece

The Roman Empire and its impact on Britain

Year 5

Britain’s settlement by the Anglo-Saxon and Scots and the Viking and Anglo-Saxon struggle for the Kingdom of England to the time of Edward the Confessor

Baghdad c. AD900- a non-European society


Year 6

Local Study: Transport - an aspect in British history that extends pupils’ chronological knowledge beyond 1066


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