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Hello and welcome to our History Curriculum page!


History is all around us and the children at Westglade love to learn new and exciting things! They are keen researchers and especially enjoy receiving books from the ELS filled with facts about their topic. You can help your child learn all about History by talking to them about things you're interested in, sharing a historical book or even visiting local historical places! 



Nursery and F2

Nursery and F2 work on a 2 year cycle. They will be identifying people who help; learning about the first person on the moon; comparing old comics to comics today; looking at how transport has changed and reading fairy tales from history.


Year 1

Year 1 will look at changes in living memory, Grace Darling and Robin Hood.


Year 2

Year 2 are learning all about Queen Victoria and Victorian Christmases, people in the past who have had significant influence. The great fire of London.


Year 3

Year 3 will be learning about past and present refugee crises, Britain’s settlement by Anglo-Saxons and Scots, a local history study and the Ancient Egyptian civilisation, Achievement of the earliest civilisations.


Year 4

Year 4 will be studying the Viking and Anglo-Saxon struggle; Historical figures who have shaped exploration; Ancient Greece – a study of the Greek life and achievements and their influence and History of the lace industry; Running water; Football; Boots Writers – DH Lawrence; MRI and Musicians.


Year 5

Year 5 are learning all about the Roman Empire and its impact on Britain, the Mayan civilisation and Crime and Punishment from the past.


Year 6

Year 6 will be learning about changes in Britain from the Stone Age to Iron Age; making links to historical changes and impact of climate change to compare landscapes where climate change has had a negative impact and completing a local history study beyond 1066 Turning point in history – Battle of Britain VE Day (8th May).

Year 5 had a surprise when a Roman Chariot arrived in school!

Find out more about our Curriculum & Assessment as a whole on the following internal link: