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Thorpe Lea Primary School

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History Our aims – National Curriculum:

A high-quality history education will help pupils gain a coherent knowledge and understanding of Britain’s past and that of the wider world. It should inspire pupils’ curiosity to know more about the past. Teaching should equip pupils to ask perceptive questions, think critically, weigh evidence, sift arguments, and develop perspective and judgement. History helps pupils to understand the complexity of people’s lives, the process of change, the diversity of societies and relationships between different groups, as well as their own identity and the challenges of their time.


KS1 Topics Include:

What’s it like where we live?    

My Family History

Our local history   

Great Inventions (First flight)

Bonfire Night & The Great Fire of London    

7 Historical Wonders of the World    

Florence Nightingale      

Armstrong and Peake      



KS2 Topics Include:

Stone Age  

Ancient Mayans      Brazil – social and economic development of the country  

Charles Darwin     

Australia – aboriginal traditions and the history of the country 

Our Local Area

Shang Dynasty      

The Vikings

The Picts and the Scots              

Journeys - What makes people go on a journey?     

Trading Routes (Linked to journeys)