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History Yearly Overview

History in the foundation stage is taught as an integral part of the topic work covered during the year. It links directly with core curriculum subjects and follows the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) Framework - the Understanding the World Strand. Historical events and storytelling opens a child’s mind up to what they can learn about events, people and places in the past. Please refer to the 'Curriculum Overview' document 2019-20 under the class page for a more detailed overview.

Year 1 to 6
Under the History Curriculum at our school, Thresholds and Milestones pupils should be taught about are to:

  • investigate and interpret the past

  • build an overview of world history

  • understand chronology

  • communicate historically


All year groups will make direct cross-curricula links with other subjects and literature including core class texts (see 'Yearly Overview' document attached here as well as 'Curriculum Overviews' under each class page). 

WVPS Curriculum, under our school Curriculum Map, pupils should be taught about:

Year 1 

  • The Battle of Hastings and Historic Castles

  • Kings and Queens

  • Toys - Changes in Living Memory


Year 2

  • Locality

  • The Fire of London and the Plague

  • Florence Nightingale and Mary Seacole


Year 3

  • The Stone Age and Iron Age

  • The Romans and the Celts


Year 4

  • The Anglo-Saxons and Vikings up to 1066


Year 5

  • The Victorians

  • Ancient Egypt


Year 6

  • Study beyond 1066 = World War 1

  • Ancient Greece

  • The Mayans




For more information please contact the subject leader, Miss Screech, alternatively please look at your child's class page.