Primary School

Bright, Proud and Successful


At Bewley Primary School, we aim to provide children with a strong understanding of local, national and international history through an engaging and well-structured curriculum that inspires in pupils a curiosity about Britain’s and the world’s past. We aspire for our children to be Bright, Proud and Successful historians, appreciating their local heritage, and demonstrating compassion and respect regarding past events. 

Our teaching is aligned with the outcomes of the National Curriculum and equips pupils with the knowledge and understanding of:


Our history curriculum is progressive throughout the whole school and is linked with high-interest, cross-curricular topics as part of our wider curriculum offer.

In EYFS, children are introduced to the concept of history through their focus on understanding of the world and learning about people and their communities. Pupils consider their families and traditions, compare old and new and learn about special events and their historical links.

In KS1, pupils are introduced to learning about changes in living memory and beyond living memory. They develop their knowledge and understanding of the lives of significant people in the past, learn about methods of historical enquiry and begin to ask and answer questions comparing the past with the present.

In Lower KS2, pupils learn about the history of Britain from the Stone Age to the Norman Conquest. Pupils use timelines to support their ordering of events throughout history up to the present day and begin to build on their ability to respond to questions with the use of primary and secondary sources. As they progress through to Year 5 and 6, pupils continue to refine their skills in history with in depth studies on Ancient Egypt and World War Two. 

History Led Topics

We want children to be enthused by their learning in History and therefore make use of external opportunities such as fieldwork, workshops and educational visits. We make many planned cross curricular links to other subjects when delivering our history curriculum and have included a local study for each year group which celebrates our local history.

History Curriculum Road Map