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Welcome to the History page for Thorpe Lea Primary School. All teachers deliver History lessons to their classes and our coordinator is Miss Hunter.



 Thorpe Lea Primary School believes History has a huge impact across the wider curriculum. It is our belief that historical themes, when taught in a creative way and intertwined with other subjects, both core and foundation, will enhance the learning experience of all children. We believe that History can inspire curiosity and fascination about the world and its people. We feel it is important to nurture their inquisitive thinking and questioning skills to enable them to interpret what they see.


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.








Year 1

My Family History

The Greatest Explorers

The Great Inventions

Year 2

Bonfire Night and Great Fire of London

Florence Nightingale

Our Local Heros


Year 3

The Stone Age

The Bronze Age and The Iron Age

Local History

Year 4

The Ancient Egyptians

Roman Britain

Crime and Punishment

Year 5

The Anglo Saxons

The Vikings


Year 6

Ancient Greece

The Impact of War (WW1 & WW2)

Maya Civilization 


History at Thorpe Lea

Year 5 Chertsey Museum Visit- The Vikings 2021