We want pupils to be historians who have:

  • An excellent knowledge and understanding of people, events, and contexts from a range of historical periods and of historical concepts and processes
  • The ability to think critically about history, and communicate ideas very confidently in styles appropriate to a range of audiences
  • The ability to consistently support, evaluate and challenge their own and others’ views using detailed, appropriate and accurate historical evidence derived from a range of sources
  • The ability to think, reflect, debate, discuss and evaluate the past, formulating and refining questions and lines of enquiry
  • A passion for history and an enthusiastic engagement in learning, which develops their sense of curiosity about the past and their understanding of how and why people interpret the past in different ways
  • A respect for historical evidence and the ability to make robust and critical use of it to support their explanations and judgments
  • A desire to embrace challenging activities, including opportunities to undertake high-quality research across a range of history topics

The long term plan, showing when the National Curriculum history objective units are covered, is shown below. Click each topic for a more detailed documents:

Autumn Spring Summer
Year 1/2 Cycle A IS THERE ONLY ONE TYPE OF TREASURE?

 

Events beyond living history- pirates

Lives of significant individuals in the past- Edward Teach

SHOULD WE LOOK AFTER OUR PLANET?

 

Changes within living memory- understanding of climate change

WHY IS MOVEMENT A MUST?

 

Events beyond living memory- changes in transport

 

Significant historical events, people and places in their own locality- Oxford Mini Plant and James Sadler’s balloon flight

Year 1/2 Cycle B IS LIGHT IMPORTANT?

 

Events beyond living history- The Great Fire of London

 

Lives of significant individuals in the past- Florence Nightingale, Mary Seacole, Neil Armstrong

No history focus this term OH I DO LIKE BE BESIDE THE SEASIDE! DO YOU?

 

Changes within living memory- seaside visits

Lives of significant individuals in the past- Queen Victoria

Year 3/4 Cycle A HOW HAS OUR WORLD CHANGED OVER TIME?

 

Changes in Britain from the Stone Age to the Iron Age

No history focus this term WHAT WAS THE LEGACY OF THE ROMAN EMPIRE?

 

Roman Empire and Impact on Britain

Year 3/4 Cycle B WHAT CAN WE DISCOVER FROM THE ANCIENT GREEKS?

 

A study of Greek life and achievements

WHO OWNS A COUNTRY?

 

Britain’s settlement by Anglo-Saxons and Scots

 

Viking and Anglo-Saxon struggle for the Kingdom of England to the time of Edward the Confessor

HOW DO CITIES DEVELOP?

 

A non-European society- Mayan civilisation

Year 5/6 Cycle A IS IT RIGHT TO FIGHT?

 

A study beyond 1066- a turning point in British history

 

No history focus this term

 

WHAT IS SUCCESS?

 

A study beyond 1066- changing power of monarchs

Year 5/6 Cycle B WHAT LIES ABOVE OUR HEADS AND BENEATH OUR FEET?

 

The history of space travel

WHAT IS WONDERFUL ABOUT WHERE WE LIVE?

 

A local history study

ARE THERE ANY DISCOVERIES STILL TO BE MADE?

 

Achievement of the Earliest civilizations- Ancient Egypt

 

You can see when the National Curriculum objectives are taught below:

You can see our skills progression grid here: