St. Paul’s Catholic Primary School


History is not only about learning facts and dates.

At St Paul’s, we aim to create a lively and exciting environment in which pupils become detectives and learn to discover the past for themselves.

This helps them to understand why people made the choices they did in the past, and how these decisions have impacted on our lives today. Using a range of sources and experiences, our pupils develop effective enquiry skills. We bring the past to life and fully-immerse our children in history by planning a range of role-play activities, event days, trips and specialist in-school workshops for pupils.

In Reception, history is taught within the Early Learning Goal ‘Understanding the World’. From Year 1 to Year 6, we follow the National Curriculum Framework.

Useful websites:

BBC Schools - History 

Woodlands Junior School


Year 1:

Year 2:

Year 3:

Year 4:

Year 5:

Year 6:

Louis Braille or Grace Darling,

Toys in the past,

Homes in the past,

Seasides in the past.

Florence Nightingale,

The Great Fire of London.

Changes in Britain from the Stone Age to the Iron Age,

Ancient Eygpt,

Ancient Greece.

The Roman Empire and its impact on Britain,

The Viking and Anglo-Saxon struggle for the Kingdom of England to the time of Edward

the Confessor,

Britain’s Settlement by Anglo-Saxons and Scots

AD 900; Mayan


A local history study: The Tudors (Hampton Court).

A study of an aspect or theme in British history that extends pupils’ chronological

knowledge beyond 1066

World War II,

The Victorians.