Our History Subject Leader

Our History Subject Leader
is Miss Herring


History in Key Stage 1

History is learning about special people or events, some within living memory and some that took place before that. I will explore the similarities and differences between ways of life in different times within history, and talk about what makes those times important. I will develop an awareness of the past using chronological timelines, and identify similarities and differences between ways of life in different periods. I will have the opportunity to ask questions and learn about these events through the use of stories, primary and secondary sources, and enrichment opportunities.

I will look at changes within my living memory and events beyond my living memory that are significant nationally or globally, for example, the Great Fire of London, the first aeroplane flight and events commemorated through festivals or anniversaries. I will also have the opportunity to study the lives of significant individuals in the past who have contributed to national and international achievements, for example, Elizabeth I and Queen Victoria, Christopher Columbus and Neil Armstrong,
William Caxton and Tim Berners-Lee, and Florence Nightingale. 


History in Key Stage 2

History is learning about local, British, and world history and identifying the connections, contrasts and trends over time. I will have the opportunity to devise historically valid questions about change, cause, similarity and difference, and significance. I will have access to information and sources that allow me to select and organise relevant historical information and events. I will develop a solid understanding of how our knowledge of the past is constructed from a range of primary and secondary sources, and have the opportunity to participate in various enrichment opportunities.

Exploring History will help me to understand the complexity of people’s lives, the process of change, the diversity of societies and relationships between different groups, as well as my own identity and the challenges in my time.



Intent, Implementation & Impact Statement

Below is a link to our Intent, Implementation and Impact Statement for History. This document outlines, for History at Great Finborough Church Primary School, our aims and vision (Intent), our approach to planning, delivery, assessment and enrichment (Implementation) and what we want our children to have achieved and experienced by the time they leave us in Year 6 (Impact).

 Intent, Implementation & Impact Statement (History)


Breadth of Study Map

Below is a link to our breadth of study map for History.

The breadth of study map ensures that every child receives their full curriculum entitlement as they progress through the school.

We plan and deliver our curriculum on a three year cycle of learning (Cycle A, Cycle B & Cycle C).

 Breadth of Study Map  (History)


Key Skills Progression Plan

As part of our ongoing curriculum development work, our subject leaders are preparing detailed skills development documents for every subject. This term (Autumn 2021), as part of our school development work, the subject leaders are developing and trialling these skills progression documents for the subjects and topics being delivered this term. These will be published soon.

Our curriculum begins in the Early Years Foundation Stage. As part of the process of developing the skills progression documents, we have met as a staff team and carefully considered the prerequisite skills required for our EYFS (Early Years Foundation Stage) children to be ready to access the National Curriculum at the beginning of Year 1. These prerequisite skills can be found by clicking on the link below.

Learning Links in the EYFS (History)


Curriculum in Action

Red Class – Tudors – Autumn 2021

As part of their work on the Tudors, Red Class visited Lavenham to look at how the Tudors built their houses.

Red Class – The Stone Age – Spring 2022

In the Spring term Red class studied the Stone Age. They made pictures of woolly mammoths and models of Stonehenge as well as viewing artefacts from the Stone Age such as an axe and golden torc.

To support their studies they visited Ipswich Museum to view the woolly mammoth and other exhibits.