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Rusthall St Paul’s CE Primary School








At Rusthall St. Paul’s we aim for our pupils to have a secure chronological understanding of the past.  Children will be able to order events from the earliest times to the present day, making explicit links to prior knowledge in order to gain historical perspective.  Pupils will be taught to use methods of historical enquiry to find out about the past and think critically about evidence used to make historical claims.

Children will learn about significant aspects of British history, including events pertinent to our locality.  Our curriculum also focuses on the history of the wider world and its impact on Britain past and present.

We believe our children will benefit from experiencing enhancement activities and trips within the history curriculum and aim to offer these for most of our units.  Teachers will place high importance on the acquisition of historical vocabulary in order to promote better understanding.





Year 1

Changes in British life including in homes, toys and technology.


The study of Monarchs – a comparison of life in different times.

Year 2

The Great Fire of London a significant National event.


The Battle of Hastings a local event.

Year 3

Changes in Britain from Stone Age to the Iron Age (brief overview)


Ancient Egypt – a study of their achievements

Year 4

The Roman Empire and its impact on Britain


The Viking and Anglo-Saxon struggle for the Kingdom of England.

Britain’s settlement by Anglo Saxons and Scots (brief overview)

Year 5

Ancient Greece – a study of Greek life and achievements and their influence on the western world 



Year 6


Extending Chronology – a study of World War 1 and World War 2. 

Comparing Mayans to Modern Day (Brief overview)