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Our vision is to teach history through enquiry based learning which encourages critical thinking, enhances the ability to weigh evidence and generate debates, develop chronological understanding and allow pupils to develop their sense of perspective.

Children will have the opportunity to:

  • Explore a range of periods, significant people and events throughout history.
  • Experience history through workshops, visits and a range of resources.
  • Present their work in creative and imaginative ways such as art, drama and music.
  • Grow in confidence to ask and answer their own historical questions.
  • Develop their critical skills of historical inquiry to enable pupils to be active, informed and responsible citizens.
  • Look at how history has shaped the world we live in today and how the lessons learnt can affect our decisions in the future.
  • Pupils will develop their knowledge and understanding of the past to fully appreciate themselves and contribute effectively in their society.

Become a respectful citizen, showing empathy and understanding of all opinions.


Year 1

  • Victorian Times and Designs
    Children will explore life in Victorian Britain and look at similarities and differences between school and toys in Victorian times and present day.

  • Rule Britannia
    Children will compare the lives and reigns of sixteenth-century Queen Elizabeth I and nineteenth-century Queen Victoria.

Year 2

  • London’s Burning
    Children will explore the events of the Great Fire of London through drama

  • Local History Study
    Children will learn about Kidderminster carpet factory and Rowland Hill

  • Amazing Grace
    Children will learn about the RNLI and the life of Grace Darling and why she is remembered today.

Year 3 

  • Stones and Bones
    Children will learn about how the Stone Age to Bronze Age period impacted on life in Britain.

  • It’s All Greek to Me
    Children will learn about who the Ancient Greek people were, when they lived and where and how they were able to establish their empire.

Year 4

  • Rome Wasn’t Built in a Day
    Children will learn about the impact the Roman empire had on life in Britain.

  • Local History
    Children will explore the life of a local soldier who was awarded the  Victoria Cross Medal for WWI

  • Walk Like and Egyptian
    Children will learn in depth about the achievements of the ancient Egypt civilisation. The unit concludes with an Egyptian Museum made by the children.

Year 5

  • Meeting the Maya
    Pupils will learn about the ancient Maya civilisation, including religious beliefs and rituals of the ancient Maya people.

  • Saxon Settlers
    Pupils will learn about the invasions of the Scots and Anglo-Saxons in the 5th century and they will go on to investigate how life in Britain changed as a result.

Year 6

  • Viking Raiders and Invaders
    Pupils will learn about the raids and invasions by Vikings in Anglo-Saxon Britain

  • I’m an Evacuee, Get Me Out of Here
    Pupils will learn when and why World War II began and find out about the key individuals and countries involved.