Our approach

A people without the knowledge of their past history, origin and culture is like a tree without roots.

Marcus Garvey

Key Themes and Events

Learning About the Past

Our history curriculum is designed to give the children a secure understanding of English, British and world history from the ancient world until the present day.

Children learn history not just within their specific lessons, but also through books on our reading spine and links with other subjects including art, science and geography. Key themes are revisited throughout the children’s history education including democracy, monarchy and exploration which help develop an understanding and appreciation of how society has developed over time. Key historical information is organised into knowledge organisers which the children revisit regularly throughout their topics.

Each topic is based around a historical question. Through a sequence of carefully constructed lessons, the children learn the knowledge and skills to enable them to successfully answer this question both verbally and within a written essay at the end of the topic.

All children visit key historical sites as part of our 11 by 11 including Hampton Court Palace, Stonehenge and the Roman Baths.

History Curriculum Units

Knowledge Organisers

Brunel Class

Year 1

What is the Magna Carta and why is it significant?

(includes a visit to the Magna Carta at Salisbury Cathedral)

Who is Isambard Kingdom Brunel and why is he important?

(includes a visit to the SS Great Britain)

Anning Class

Year 2

Why are the achievements of Christopher Columbus and Katherine Johnson important?

Newton Class

Year 3

Churchill Class

Year 4

Gandhi Class

Year 5

Pankhurst Class

Year 6

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