History Intent Statement

Our History curriculum aims to support pupils to develop and use their skills in enquiry, analysis and evaluation. We want our pupils to use their skills to delve into the past and develop their knowledge.

At Key Stage 1 children are taught about:

  • Changes within living memory. Where appropriate, these should be used to reveal aspects of change in national life.
  • Events beyond living memory that are significant nationally or globally [for example, the Great Fire of London].
  • The lives of significant individuals in the past who have contributed to national and international achievements. Some should be used to compare aspects of life in different periods [for example, George Stevenson, Florence Nightingale, Thomas Eddison, Alexander Graham Bell, Samuel Pepys and Grace Darling]
  • Significant historical events, people and places in their own locality.


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Year 1

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Year 2

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At Key Stage 2 children are taught about:

  • Changes in Britain from the Stone Age to the Iron Age.
  • The Roman Empire and its impact on Britain.
  • Britain’s settlement by Anglo-Saxons and Scots.
  • The Viking and Anglo-Saxon struggle for the Kingdom of England to the time of Edward the Confessor.
  • A study of an aspect or theme in British history that extends pupils’ chronological knowledge beyond 1066.
  • The achievements of the earliest civilizations – an overview of where and when the first civilizations appeared and a depth study of the Ancient Egypt and The Shang Dynasty of Ancient China.
  • A non-European society that provides contrasts with British history – a study of Baghdad c. AD 900.


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Year 3

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Year 4

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Year 5

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Year 6

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