At Bursley, we teach History to:

Fire pupils' curiosity about the past in Britain and the wider world.

Encourage thinking about how the past influences the present.

Foster a sense of identity and an increased understanding of pupils' own position in their own community and the world.

Encourage children to ask questions, think critically, weigh evidence, identify arguments, and develop perspective and judgement.

Identify changes in society and groups and how those changes have occurred.

Allow children to develop an understanding of chronology and knowledge of significant events and people.

History Curriculum Coverage:

Each year group will follow the same core themes and topics – but the material looked at and skills developed will be appropriate for their age / year group. For each topic taught in History, there will be crucial knowledge for the children to know as part of their learning.

Year 1- Significant people in History.

Year 2- Significant people in History.

Year 3- BC study – Ancient Civilisations.

Year 4- AD study – British Invaders.

Year 5- Life under the rule of British Female Monarchs.

Year 6-WW2

To see our History curriculum in more detail please download our full curriculum coverage documents for each year group.

History Useful links and Websites:

For more information about History or if you would like to find activities to do with your children at home, please check out the following websites:



History Curriculum