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This is the History Curriculum for Greenfield Primary School.



  • Know UK history as a coherent, chronological narrative, to present day.
  • Know significant aspects of wider world history
  • Gain and deploy a historically grounded understanding of abstract terms
  • Understand continuity and change, cause/ consequence, similarity, difference, significance.
  • Understand the methods of historical enquiry.
  • Gain historical perspective by placing their growing knowledge into different contexts rigorously to make historical claims



  • EYFS: topic work, past and present events in own lives and of family and friends.
  • Key Stage 1 - History of schools inc. when Greenfield began, Victorians inc. Cotton mills of own locality (Frances Burgess – Cotton Queen), Hadrian’s Wall, Great Fire of London/Nantwich, Queens – Elizabeth I vs. Victoria, famous explorers – Christopher Columbus vs. Neil Armstrong
  • Lower Key Stage 2 – Hunter Gatherers, Turning points in British history, Stone Age to Iron Age, Romans, Local history: Industrial Revolution, Ancient Egypt.
  • Upper Key Stage 2 – Anglo Saxons and Scots, UK Monarchs, Vikings and Anglo Saxons to 1066, Turning points in British History, Ancient Greece, Benin.
  • History is taught in the alternate half term to geography.