'We are not makers of history. We are made by history.'

Martin Luther King, Jr.

History at Scotts Primary School

Intent: The intent of our History curriculum is to create a chronological narrative and historical consciousness in our children, led by enquiry based research and the interpretation of human history.  As a result of this they will:

  • Increase and develop their historical skills, concepts, knowledge and attitudes.
  • Increase their understanding of the present in the context of the past.
  • Develop and use their skills in enquiry, analysis, evaluation, and argument.
  • Develop their interest in the past, arousing their curiosity and motivation to learn.
  • Develop a sense of identity through learning about the past. 

History Curriculum Overview

History Learning Journey Flight Path

History Rationale 2023 to 2024

The Progression of Historical Resources

King Charles III Coronation

Knowledge Organisers 

Year 1 - Toy Day

Our year 1 children recently enjoyed, 'Toy Day'.

The children learnt about toys from the past and compared modern day toys to toys that their parents and even grandparents may have played with. They noticed that materials of toys changed a lot over time. Toys today are more readily available and can do a lot more with the advances of modern technology! 

Year 3 - Stone Age Day

Our year 3 children recently enjoyed 'Stone Age Day'. They created their own cave paintings by using natural resources. Great work, year 3!

Year 4 - Roman Shields

Our year 4 children enjoyed rehearsing their Roman army formations out on the junior playground.

The Key Skills and Our Enquiry Approach

Enriching Vocabulary Within the History Curriculum

Celebrating Local History

Examples of work

Year 5 - Viking Day

Our year 5 children really enjoyed learning all about the Vikings. The children were fully engaged in this exciting topic, which linked closely to other areas of the curriculum, such as art and DT. The Viking stew looks tasty! The year 5 'Now Press Play' experience allowed them to travel back in time to the Viking times... 

Year 6 - Braintree Museum

Our year 6 children recently visited the Braintree Museum and immersed themselves into the Victorian era.