Bucklesham Primary School

'Working Hard, Aiming High'




In our school we aim for our pupils to have an extensive base of historical knowledge and vocabulary. History is taught throughout the school through a variety of engaging topics and themes. We encourage our children to become researchers and to have a sense of curiosity about the past. Through our curriculum we aim for children to have an excellent knowledge and understanding of people, events, and contexts from a range of historical periods and of historical concepts and processes. We want children to have as many hands on experiences as possible to enrich history knowledge and learning throughout the curriculum. All classes participate in a variety of visits outside of school as well as having visitors and other professionals visit the school environment.


Children will have the opportunity to learn about the following by the end of each keystage-



• The lives of significant individuals in Britain’s past who have contributed to our nation’s achievements.

• Key events in the past that are significant nationally and globally, particularly those that coincide with festivals or other events that are commemorated throughout the year.

• Significant historical events, people and places in their own locality.


KS2 -

• 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.

• A local history study.

• A study of a theme in British history.

• Early Civilizations achievements.

• Ancient Greece.

• A non- European society that contrasts with British history