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History at St Pius X Catholic Primary School, inspiring pupils' curiosity to know more about the past!

Through the new History Curriculum (2014) children discover that the stories from the past are told differently. They learn to ask questions and interpret evidence as historians would. Children begin to understand why people did things and why events happened.

Children's learning experiences are enhanced through the many trips and visits such as 'The Tower of London', 'Layer Marney Tower' and from whole school workshops and History character dress-up days. 


In Year 1 and Year 2 the focus is on becoming historians, using historical terms, phrases and vocabulary to describe people and events from the past. Their chronological understanding is enhanced through exploration into changes within living memory, as well as significant events beyond living memory (for example: the Great Fire of London). Children will also learn about significant individuals, comparing explorers such as Christopher Columbus and Neil Armstrong, discovering the impact they have had on our lives today.
In KS2 pupils develop their skills and understanding. They are encouraged to ask questions, and construct informed responses, which involve selecting and debating and presenting relevant information.
In Years 3 & 4 children will study the topics:

  • Ancient Egyptians
  • Anglo-Saxons and Scots
  • Ancient Greece
  • Stone Age to Iron Age Britain 


In Years 5 & 6 children will study the topics:

  • Romans in Britain
  • Vikings to Anglo-Saxons
  • Britain after 1066
  • A Local Study (Essex at War)
  • Mayan Civilisation


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