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Curriculum Statement - History at Stamshaw Junior School


All planning should be driven by the aims:

To provide the foundations to understand, question and explain historic events and how they have shaped our world. 


To develop a sense of excitement and curiosity about history. 


To have the skills to understand: 

Chronologymake historical enquiriesmake historical interpretations and have an understanding of events, people and changes as well as organise and communicate their findings. 



We promote learning through EPIC lessons, so they are excited about history and develop curiosity about things have happened in the past.  

Our children learn best when they are inspired about what they are learning. This will encourage thinking and enable them to raise their own questions.  

 We provide opportunities for practical enquiry and research, where children can discover learning for themselves.  


We want to encourage the children to become independent learners, who have the skills to question the world around them and be able to answer their own questions.  

We develop children’s historic knowledge and conceptual understanding, because this will ensure the children have a rich foundation of history, allowing them to discuss and deepen their understanding further. 

History Ready to Progress Statement 

Ready to Progress

By the end of lower key stage 2:

Changes in Britain from the Stone Age to the Iron Age 

The Roman Empire and its impact on Britain   

Britain’s settlement by Anglo-Saxons and Scots 


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

By the end of upper key stage two:

A local history study 


A study of an aspect or theme in British history that extends pupils’ chronological knowledge beyond 1066 


The achievements of the earliest civilizations – an overview of where and when the first civilizations appeared and a depth study of one of the following:  

Ancient Sumer; The Indus Valley; Ancient Egypt; The Shang Dynasty of Ancient China 

Ancient Greece and a study of Greek life and achievements and their influence on the western world   
A non-European society that provides contrasts with British history – one study chosen from: early Islamic civilization, including a study of Baghdad c. AD 900; Mayan civilization c. AD 900; Benin (West Africa) c. AD 900-1300.   

Curriculum Overviews

Lower Key Stage History Overviews


Upper Key Stage History Overviews