At St Stephen's we aim for a high quality history curriculum which should inspire in pupils a natural curiosity and fascination about Britain's past and that of the wider world. Our teaching equips pupils with knowledge about the history of Britain and how it has influenced and been influenced by the wider world; know and understand about significant aspects of the history of the wider world like ancient civilisations and empires; changes in living memory and beyond living memory; learn about the lives of significant people of the past; understand the methods of historical enquiry and be able to ask and answer questions. It also helps our children, as historians, gain a sense of their own identity within a social, political, cultural and economic background. We want children to enjoy and love learning about history by gaining this knowledge and skills, not just through experiences in the classroom, but also with the use of fieldwork and educational visits.

History Policy

History Road Map

History Coverage 2022/23

Coverage in KS1 and KS2

Golden Threads

We have identified a set of key historical concepts or 'golden threads' which our children will repeatedly revisit throughout their time at St Stephen's. Our golden threads are: trade, civilisation, industry, empire, monarchy, settlement, migration and rebellion.


Disciplinary Knowledge Progression Grid

Knowledge Organisers

Year One

What were seaside holidays like in the past?

How has technology changed over the past 60 years?

Year Two

What does it mean to be human?

What happened to London during the fire of 1666?

Year Three

How did the Industrial Revolution change Kearsley?

How did daily life in Britain change from the Stone Age to the Iron Age?

Year Four

The Blitz: All we need to learn about World War II?

How did the Roman Empire impact Britain?

Year Five

What were the effects of the Anglo-Saxons, Scots and Vikings settling in Britain?

Year Six

What were the greatest achievements of the Ancient Egyptians?

What were the greatest achievements of the Ancient Greeks?


Pupil Voice

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