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Holy Family Catholic Primary School



At Holy Family School we aim for pupils to:

  • Know and understand the history of Britain in chronological order, from prehistoric Britain to the present day
  • Know and understand significant historical events that have occurred in the wider world
  • Develop and understanding of historical terms such as ‘empire’ and ‘civilisation’
  • Develop and use the skills of historical enquiry and understand that the past can be interpreted in different ways
  • Gain historical perspective by placing their historical knowledge into different contexts and connections across their learning


We follow the statutory guidance set out in the 2014 National Curriculum.  Each year group has developed topics that ensure all the KS1 and KS2 objectives are covered.  Cross curricular links are made where appropriates to ensure that children are able to apply their knowledge to other areas of the curriculum.  Each topic is planned with a sequence of progressive lessons over the term.

In KS1 the children study:

  • Changes within living memory
  • Events within living memory
  • The lives of significant individuals
  • Significant historical events, people and places in their own locality

In KS2 the children study:

  • Changes in Britain between the Stone Age and the Iron Age including  a local history study
  • The Roman Empire
  • The Anglo-Saxons
  • The Vikings
  • The Victorians
  • Ancient Egypt
  • Ancient Greece
  • Ancient civilisations
  • World War 2

Please see attached the progression of skills in History from YR-Y6.