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Anthony Curton C Of E Primary School Academy

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History Curriculum



At Anthony Curton and Tilney All Saints we provide children with a coherent knowledge specifically sequenced to improve pupils understanding of Britain’s past and that of the wider world. We hope to inspire our children’s curiosity about people and events of the past that have significant influences on our modern day lives. History helps pupils to understand the complexity of people’s lives, the process of change, the diversity of societies and relationships between different groups, as well as their own identity and the challenges of their time. Our curriculum provides an in depth look at key historical concepts including empires, trade and culture and skills such as chronological awareness, causation and interpretation to help our pupils to become lifelong learners and understand the ever changing world we all live in.


Whole School History Overview


Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1

Summer 2

Year 1


Discovering History

The Past, family trees local history, How we know about the past and an Archaeologists job



Kings, Queens and Leaders

 King John I and the Magna Carta, Henry III and Parliament, Charles I, Oliver Cromwell and the Commonwealth


Parliament and Prime Ministers

  James II, Mary II and William of Orange, Simon de Montfort and Parliament, Robert Walpole, the Prime Minister today, elections

Year 2

Romans in Britain

The Roman Empire, Roman armies and soldiers, invasion of Britain, Boudicca, Hadrian’s Wall, Scotland, Roman towns, legacy on Britain


The Tudors

Life in Tudor England, who Henry VIII was and how he changed England.

How the Tudor line ended with Queen Elizabeth I.


Powerful Voices

1. Ghandi 2. Rosa Parks 3. Martin Luther King 4. Malala Yousafzai 5. Greta Thunberg


Year 3

Stone Age to the Iron Age

the Stone Age, the Bronze Age and the Iron Age

Ancient Egypt

Locating Egypt, River Nile, Archaeologists pharaohs, hieroglyphics

The Anglo Saxons, Scots and the Vikings

Anglo Saxon kingdoms, Viking settlements, invasions, resistance, Alfred the Great, Edward the Confessor, King Canute

Law and Power (1154-1272)

 Henry II, the rule of law, Thomas Becket, The Crusades, Richard the Lionheart, King John, Magna Carta, Simon de Montfort, Henry III

The Wars of the Roses

Henry VI and Edward IV, The Princes in the Tower, Richard III, The Battle of Bosworth Field, Henry VII and the Tudors






Year 4

Ancient Greece

Greek City States and the Olympics, Athens and the rise of democracy , Sparta, The Persian Wars, Marathon and Thermopylae

Ancient Rome

 Locating Ancient Rome, Monarchy, Republic Empire, Pompeii, A day in the life of Ancient Rome, Latin: a Roman legacy

The Rise and Fall of Rome

The Punic Wars and expanding empire, Julius Caesar, Augustus and Pax Romana, Christianity and the Roman empire, Christianity, the fall of the empire

The Stuarts

  James I and the Union of the Crown, The Gunpowder Plot, Charles I and The English Civil War

Year 5

Baghdad AD900

 Setting the scene Mesopotamia, the Code of Hammurabi, the construction of Bagdad- the City of Peace, Bagdad building a City, A centre for learning, education, Mongol’s attack

The Early British Empire Global Trade, The Seven Years War, Why did Britain build an Empire, The East India Company, Growth of Empire Battle of Quebec.

The French Revolution

 Life in France before the revolution, French society, the execution of Louis XVI, the Rise of Napoleon, The Battle of Trafalgar, The Battle of Waterloo

The Slave Trade

The Slave Trade, Olaudah Equiano, The Atlantic Passage, Life as a Slave, The Abolition Movement, William Wilberforce

The Industrial Revolution Inventions, cotton spinning, steam engines, iron and coal, social reform, Luddites, urbanisation, child labour, the workhouse

 Victorian Age George IV, Coronation of Queen Victoria, Victoria’s reign, life in 1900, political reform, Peterloo, The Great Reform Act,

Year 6

World War I

Causes of World War I, life on the front lines, the Western Front, the Eastern Front, Battles on the land/sea/ air, consequences of WW1


The Rise of Hitler and World War II Hitlers rise to power, Treaty of Versailles, Nazi storm troopers,

World War II and the Holocaust

 Battle of Britain Key Moments in WWII Anne Frank and the Holocaust VE Day

The Cold War

Time frame, definition, factors leading to the Cold War, Space Race, famous leaders, communism, Cuban Missile Crisis, Suez crisis, End of the Cold War.

The Civil Rights Movement Rosa Parks, Martin Luther King, Civil Rights Act of 1964,