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St Luke's C.E. Primary School


Our History curriculum encourages and motivate children to see the world through the eyes of young historians. Children will use a wealth of historical sources, including original texts, quotations and artefacts to delve deep into different areas of the curriculum.

Each unit will have a question as their title for children to investigate. Each lesson will have an ancillary question for children to investigate further. 

National Curriculum:

Key Stage 1:

Pupils should develop an awareness of the past, using common words and phrases
relating to the passing of time. They should know where the people and events they study fit within a chronological framework and identify similarities and differences between ways of life in different periods. They should use a wide vocabulary of everyday historical terms.
They should ask and answer questions, choosing and using parts of stories and other
sources to show that they know and understand key features of events. They should
understand some of the ways in which we find out about the past and identify different ways in which it is represented.

Key Stage 2:

Pupils should continue to develop a chronologically secure knowledge and understanding of British, local and world history, establishing clear narratives within and across the periods they study. They should note connections, contrasts and trends over time and develop the appropriate use of historical terms. They should regularly address and sometimes devise historically valid questions about change, cause, similarity and difference, and significance. They should construct informed responses that involve thoughtful selection and organisation of relevant historical information. They should understand how our knowledge of the past is constructed from a range of sources.

Reviewed July 1st 2019


History Curriculum 2019-2020

Year Unit 1 Unit 2 Unit 3
1 What does it take to be a great explorer? How much do we know about where Sappho used to live? Why is the history of my locality significant?
2 How do our favourite toys and games compare with those of children in the 1960s? Who is the greatest history maker? Why was Charles sent to prison?
3 How did the lives of ancient Britons change during the Stone Age? What is the secret of the standing stones? (Bronze Age Britain) How do artefacts help us understand the lives of people in Iron Age Britain?
4 How did the arrival of the Romans change Britain? Who were the Anglo-Saxons and how do we know what was important to them? What did the Vikings want and how did Alfred stop them from getting it?
5 Why did the Ancient Maya change the way they lived? Why was winning the Battle of Britain in 1940 so important? 

What did King George VI mean when he said ‘The history of York is the history of England’?


How did a pile of dragon bones help to solve an Ancient Chinese mystery?

The story of the Trojan Horse: historical fact, legend or classical myth?

Why did Britain once rule the largest empire the world has ever seen?