History Curriculum

At The Pochin School we believe that learning about the past and key historical events provides a valuable educational, social and cultural experience for our pupils. It helps them to develop an understanding of the world around them and how significant times and people have led to the world we have today. It develops their curiosity and investigative skills and encourages them to ask investigative questions.

“The more you know about the past, the better prepared you are for the future.” Theodore Roosevelt

Intent, Implementation and Impact

Progression of Skills

Curriculum Cycle

Enrichment Activities

At The Pochin School, we aim to bring the curriculum alive!  Take a look at our Ancient Egyptian Day when the children in Years 3, 4 and 5 had a visit from Queen Cleopatra and her scribe, Sati.  Throughout the day, the children experienced mummifying a pharaoh, market trading, pyramid building and storytelling!

Family Projects

We encourage our children and families to work together on projects linked to our main curriculum focus of the half term.  Here are some fabulous examples of what our children have done at home to consolidate their understanding for a recent topic on the Stone Age to the Iron Age:

Key Stage 1 Vocabulary

Lower Key Stage 2 Vocabulary

Upper Key Stage 2 Vocabulary

Class 1 and 2 Knowledge Organisers

2022 – 2023

Homes Through History – Coming Soon!

2021 – 2022

Where’s Pudding Lane? (The Great Fire of London)

Blast Off! (The Moon Landing)

Children should be seen and not heard! (Victorians)

Coming Soon!

Class 3 and 4 Knowledge Organisers

2022 – 2023

Gladiators Ready! (Romans) Coming Soon!

Board the Long Ship (Anglo-Saxons and Vikings) Coming Soon!

2021 – 2022

Hunter Gatherers (Stone Age To Iron Age)

The Tomb of Tutankhamun (Ancient Egypt)

Who Let The Gods Out?! (Ancient Greeks)

Class 5 Knowledge Organisers

Bombs Away (World War 1 and 2)

Treasure Hunters (Ancient Maya)