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Topic Overview - Spring 2018

History chronicles, records, investigates and attempts to explain the past.  An

understanding of the past also helps and understanding of the present.  The work

particularly with our younger children is based on their own lives and that of the

community around them, thus giving relevant contexts for learning.


Its central concept is change and its effect upon the lives of people throughout the ages.  The curriculum should offer appropriate experiences for children to:


  • Think historically with the growing awareness of the continuous evolution of the present shaped from the past.
  • Use evidence and first-hand experience, primary and secondary sources in historical investigation and role play to develop historical imagination.
  • Develop a feeling and understanding for individuals in the period and state of society in which they lived.
  • Appreciate how existing human outlooks affect the choice of action.


Pupils at Keystage I study changes in Everyday Life in Britain during and beyond living memory, the lives of famous men and women from British History and Events in the Past e.g. The Gunpowder Plot and the Olympic Games.


Pupils at Key Stage 2 study the following units:

  • Romans, Anglo-Saxons and Vikings in Britain
  • Life in Tudor Times
  • Victorian Britain / Second World War
  • Ancient Greece
  • Local History


Children will be taken on appropriate visits to support many aspects of the Histroy curriculum.