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Our History curriculum

Why is History important?

History is important because it helps pupils to understand and interpret the past, and therefore, the present.

Through history, pupils develop a deeper cross-cultural awareness and understanding of their own and others’ heritage, through looking at evidence and asking and answering questions.

In history, we can analyse successes and failures, which, in turn, teaches us to learn from our mistakes.


When is History taught?

History is taught through thematic units. The Satellite View maps out which thematic units feature this subject and clearly shows the objectives taught.

How is History taught?

History is taught through a combination of subject knowledge, historical skills, enquiry and fieldwork. Learning takes place both inside and outside the classroom.

What do we learn about in History?

We learn about the following:-

Old Things

Wars (World Wars, Civil Wars)

The Ancient Greeks

The Inuits

Roman Empire and Invasions

Inventors e.g. Thomas Edison

The Saxons

The Vikings

The Mayans

The Benin

Famous historical figures







Technology e.g. the Internet and World Wide Web
The Moon Landing

The sinking of the Titanic

Significant local history figure / event

Apartheid / Anti-Semitism

Discovery of America / Native Americans

Who do we learn about in History?

We learn about the following individuals-

Thomas Edison

Josephine Baker

Thomas Barnardo

Sir Ranulph Fiennes

Queen Elizabeth II

Queen Victoria

Ada Lovelace

Flora Drummond

Elizabeth Blackwell

Ignatius Sancho

Walt Disney
Mother Teresa
Neil Armstrong

Roman Emperors and rulers

Ragnar Lothbrok

Harold Godwinson

Martin Luther-King

Nelson Mandela

Rosa Parks

Various World Leaders

Tim Berners-Lee

John Logie Baird

Steve Jobs

Carl Linnaeus

Winston Churchill

How do we assess and monitor History?

We use a variety of methods to assess and monitor history at St George's. Teachers will use Kahoot Quizzes, for the purposes of diagnostic assessment, as well as checking recall in the classroom. They will also use questioning to help the children recall prior learning. We use a tracking tool to ensure that the children are making progress in history and this is monitored by the History Lead who carries out monitoring tasks every half term to ensure that the curriculum is being delivered and that there is evidence of the learning in children's learning journals and the class floor books. 

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Contact us at St George's C of E Primary School

Executive Headteacher:
Mrs J Tyers
Concord Place,
M6 6SJ