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St Andrew's CE Primary School

St Andrew'sCE Primary School


At St. Andrew's we aim to teach a wide breadth of historical knowledge to give our children a sense of who they are, what it means to be British, and offer an explanation and understanding of the world we live in today.

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History enables children to develop a context for their growing sense of identity and a chronological framework for their knowledge of the history of Britain and the wider world. They study and learn about significant events, people and places from the past within our themes.

Key Stage One: 

  • Toys and Games
  • Burn and Build
  • People and Influence
  • Travel and Transport

Key Stage Two:

  • Tools and Tribes
  • Romans and Celts
  • Invaders and Settlers
  • Schools and Rules
  • Conflict and Suffering
  • Mummies and Tombs
  • Achievements and Legacy
  • Benin and Bronzes

Children will be encouraged to think critically, ask and answer historical questions whilst examining the validity and reliability of sources. Knowledge and skills will be built on as children progress through school, this will enable deeper learning and understanding of history. Basing our curriculum on the History National Curriculum ensures that areas are revisited throughout the primary years with clear progression in both historical skills and knowledge. 

We have designed our History curriculum so that our children:

  • Foster an enthusiasm and curiosity about the past by developing skills and understanding which can be applied to any area of history
  • Are taught historical skills and concepts progressively across the school in line with the National Curriculum
  • Develop a secure sense of chronology; acquiring an understanding of time, events and people through the passing of time
  • Use research skills to pose questions and investigate the past by making inferences and drawing conclusions.
  • Understand how events have occurred concurrently in different locations worldwide in order to compare and contrast
  • Study a variety of significant historical figures and events that underpin the diversity of Britain and the wider world.

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Our lessons are lead by Learning Questions to foster the historical curiosity and fascination of finding out about the past and our children love to learn the facts and figures and use the correct vocabulary when talking about what they have learnt...

Why did the Great Fire of London burn so quickly? 

What can ruins and artefacts tell us about everyday life in Roman times?

What have the Ancient Greeks done for us? 

Why was there a Second World War? 

How did houses develop in the Neolithic Age?

Who did the Ancient Egyptians worship?

Why is Queen Victoria considered to be a great monarch?