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Curriculum Area - History


Mrs E Peal (Infant School) and Mrs J Quainton (Junior School) are our History Curriculum Leaders.

History Overview


Year Group

History Topic

  • Time travellers – Dinosaurs, King and Queens
  • What was I like when I was a baby- what could I do?
  • Old and new toys
  • Developing the vocabulary to talk about events and people in the past, distance past and present
Year 1
  • History of toys
  • Victorian Toys – a child in Victorian times
  • Victorian schools, Visit Chiltern Open Air Museum
  • Victorian Day in School – Drama, Visual props, Victorian toys, Victorian dress
  • Events beyond living memory- Guy Fawkes
  • What did our village look like in the past?
  • How has our village changed- How has it grown?Why?
  • 1950s seaside holiday, holidays now and then, Punch and Judy, Magic Grandad 1950’s
Year 2
  • Events beyond living memory-
  • Remembrance and the Great War
  • Great Fire of London- linked to the Plague and life in London 1666,  Visit Buckinghamshire Railway Centre Aylesbury
  • Evacuation- Drama, Rationing, - Evacuation day
  • Significant people of South Africa’s history
  • Captain Cook- lifwe on board ship and life as an explorer.
  • Darwin and his exploration
  • Significant people who have affected how we live today-Florence Nightingale and Mary Seacole
Year 3
  • The achievements of the Early civilisations – Egypt through farming, religion and architecture
  • Changes in Britain from the Stone Age to the Iron Age through: farming, religion and technology
  • Local history study - Human features of CSG how they have changes and why
Year 4
  • The Roman Empire and its impact on Britain
  • Britain’s settlement by Anglo-Saxons and Scots
  • Regal Royals
Year 5
  • A non-European society that provides contrasts with British history - The Maya
  • The Viking and Anglo-Saxon struggle for the kingdom of England
  • The Space Race
Year 6
  • Ancient Greece – a study of Greek life and achievements and their influence on the western world
  • A study of an aspect or theme in British history that extends pupils’ chronological knowledge beyond 1066 – Transport
  • World War I and its impact on Britain and France