Our main aim is to ensure that:

All children are taught History as specified in the National Curriculum.


The History curriculum is divided into two main areas: Being a historian and Historical content.

Key Stage 1 pupils should be taught about: changes within living memory; events beyond living memory that are significant nationally or globally; the lives of significant individuals in the past who have contributed to national and international achievements (some should be used to compare aspects of life in different periods); and significant historical events, people and places in their own locality.

Key Stage 2 pupils should be taught about: changes in Britain from the Stone Age to the Iron Age; the Roman Empire and its impact on Britain; Britain’s settlement by Anglo-Saxons and Scots; the Viking and Anglo-Saxon struggle for the Kingdom of England to the time of Edward the Confessor; a local history study; a study of an aspect or theme in British history that extends pupils’ chronological knowledge beyond 1066; the achievements of the earliest civilizations; Ancient Greece; and a non-European society that provides contrasts with British history.

In Key Stages 1 and 2 the class teachers follow the Hamilton Trust plans. Each class teacher will provide a regular History lesson during the term or half-term when it is time-tabled. At Early Years Foundation Stage, History appears within the Area of Learning and Development entitled ‘Understanding the World’. Time allocated to the subject will vary due to the cross-curricular nature of the curriculum, however it will be organised to promote social skills and the development of historical language and understanding. 

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Weston Primary School

East Avenue

Main Contact: Mr Thomas Cutts

Tel: 01270 685167