Our intent within our History curriculum is to follow our school vision of:


  • To enable all our children to develop a deep understanding of the knowledge and skills in each subject, integrating this into their long term memory.


  • To instil high aspirations in all our children, building a positive mind-set and a sense of belonging by tailoring to our children’s needs.


  • To enable our children to flourish in all areas of our deep and focused curriculum that provides wide opportunities, creating positive school memories.

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  • Children to feel confident at expressing their beliefs and to have an awareness and sensitivity of diversity that will enable them to succeed in our modern world.

By exploring History through our school vision, we hope to give all children the desire to explore our History and ask questions as to why things happened the way they did.


At Holy Trinity, we use the Uplift Approach to help embed our History knowledge and ensure that it is in our long-term memory. Please see the Uplift Policy to understand this principle in more detail.

At the start of each History unit, we do a prior learning lesson to recap what we have learnt previously in History. By recapping our prior knowledge we embed it within our long-term memory.

History Coverage:


We focus on helping children understand that historical events can be interpreted in different ways and that they should always ask searching questions, such as ‘How do we know?’, about information they are given. Learning objectives show progression in how pupils’ thinking and responses develop from simple assertions using description to explanation and analysis.

In Key Stage 2, there are different focus areas which link with a previous/future history unit. When looking at a History time period, we ensure we teach what this era is like but we will then look deeper in a specific area. Below is the areas of focus and where they link with a previous/future History unit:


Year 4: Ancient Egypt

Year 5: Ancient Greeks


Year 3: Stone Age

Year 6: The Mayans


Year 3: Romans

Year 4: Settles and Invaders (The Saxons and The Vikings)


Year 5: The Victorians

Year 6: World War II


We hope by focusing on prior learning each unit, this will embed the children’s long-term memory. The focus areas within the Key Stage 2 curriculum helps the children to compare similarities and differences between different time periods.


History in Action:

Year 1: The Great Fire of London Exhibit 

Year 1: The Great Fire of London

Year 5 Victorian Day

Year 5 Local Study Visit - Yeovil Town Centre

Key Documents


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