Through our history curriculum, we aim for pupils to have a coherent understanding of Britain’s past and that of the wider world by inspiring them to be curious about life, events and individuals in the past, which have impacted on the world we see today. They will explore the complexity of people’s lives, the process of change, the diversity of societies and relationships between different groups, as well as their own identity and the challenges of their time. It also develops their understanding of historical concepts, enabling them to identify similarities and differences; cause and effect; and changes and trends. We endeavour to teach children the complex nature of people’s lives, processes of change, diverse societies, relationships between groups and their own identity.


Herons class and History


They will develop a sense of curiosity and build cultural capital through engaging in enrichment activities such as themed historical days and trips to historical points of interest both within our locality and beyond. Our history curriculum draws from and makes full use of the immediate and wider local area, enabling children to develop a deep understanding of their locality. The use of historical vocabulary is key within our curriculum, developing children’s sense of chronology and their ability to describe, question, explain, compare and challenge. Likewise, the use of primary and secondary sources is important in developing our children’s inquisitive minds and the ability to evaluate historical sources in order to find out about the past. This will equip them with the skills to further their knowledge and understanding of a range of historical periods.


Curriculum Map

History N.C. Objectives

Skills Progression

Knowledge Progression

Vocabulary Progression

Golden Threads



Egyptian Museum Y3/4


Kingfishers Term 3 Highlight - The Great Fire of London 

Roman Fort            

 The day The History Project came to visit: