Haslam Park Primary School


Subject Lead: Mrs Z Phillips


At Haslam Park, we recognise all of our pupils are unique and different and we strive to provide a relevant, inclusive education for all.   Pupils engage in a rich and exciting curriculum which builds on their knowledge and cultural capital as they progress through their primary years. We provide opportunities for pupils to deepen their understanding of history and gain historical perspective by placing their growing knowledge into different contexts, with an increasing understanding of the connections between local, regional, national and international history. 


In order for pupils to deepen their understanding of historical enquiry, at Haslam Park, we have 5 common themes (rule of law, conflict, migration, society and culture) which are weaved through the curriculum to ensure that pupils are building on their existing knowledge, and are making links between different historical eras and the impact they have had on the world we currently live in.  



  • Pupils will develop their historical understanding holistically, through the ‘Understanding the world’ element of the EYFS curriculum 


  • Pupils will engage in weekly history lessons, which will, each week, build on the previous weeks learning 
  • Pupils will learn about significant events on a local, national and global scale 
  • Pupils will learn about the lives of significant individuals in the past who have contributed to national and international achievements 
  • Pupils will learn about significant historical events, people and places in their own locality 


  • Pupils will engage in weekly history lessons, which will, each week, build on the previous weeks learning 
  • Pupils will learn about significant events on a local, national and global scale 
  • Pupils will continue to develop a chronologically secure knowledge and understanding of British, local and world history 
  • Pupils will note connections, contrasts and trends over time and develop the appropriate use of historical terms.  
  • Pupils will regularly address and sometimes devise historically valid questions about change, cause, similarity and difference, and significance.  
  • Pupils will construct informed responses that involve thoughtful selection and organisation of relevant historical information.  
  • Pupils will understand how our knowledge of the past is constructed from a range of sources and through enquiry-based history lessons.  


Through the high quality first teaching of history we will see the impact of the subject in different ways.  

Through pupil voice children will be able to talk about their knowledge and skills that they have acquired. Children will be engaged in history lessons and will want to find out more.  

Children will produce one history homework project per year which will be showcased in a whole school assembly and will demonstrate depth of understanding and independent application.  

Work will show that a range of knowledge and skills are being acquired with cross curricular links identified and utilised. The school environment will be humanities –rich with work displayed alongside key vocabulary. As historians, pupils will learn lessons from history to influence the decisions they make in their lives in the future. Their skills on enquiry will be well-developed by the time they leave primary school.   

Assessments and monitoring will show standards in history will be high and will match standards in other subjects.  


Curriculum overview for 2021-2022

Autumn 1 Autumn 2 Spring 1 Spring 2 Summer 1 Summer 2
Year 1


Grace O’Malley



Local history study- shops


Christopher Columbus and Neil Armstrong

Year 2

Rosa Parks


Great Fire of London


Local history study-school


Year 3

Changes in Britain from the Stone Age to the Iron Age

The Roman Empire  in Britain


The effect of Anglo Saxons, Vikings and Scots settlement in Britain.

Year 4

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


The Great Plague 




Early Islamic Civilisation 




Year 5/6 Year A

Ancient Greece



World War 2- The Blitz


Beliefs in Ancient Egypt


Primary National Curriculum for History

Knowledge Organisers

Spring 2022

 Y1 The high street.docxDownload
 Y2 Great Fire.docxDownload
 Y3 Roman Empire.docxDownload
 Y4 The Great Plague.docxDownload
 Y5-6 The Blitz.docxDownload
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Academic year 20-21:


It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of HRH Prince Philip, The Duke of Edinburgh. Everyone within the Haslam Park Primary School family will be send The Queen and the rest of The Royal Family their love and condolences.

He has been an important historical British figure for over 70 years.

The children will be completing activities about him over the next few days.

Come and look at our new history wall plaques!

The begin right at the beginning and go all the way through to modern day!

Year 1 and 2 have been studying the changes in shops in our locality.

Summer First Half Term Update


Year 6 have been studying The Blitz and it being a pivotal role in British history.


History Spring Term Update

Year 3 and 4 have completed a topic on The Stone Age. Due to the national lockdown, most of this was done on line. However here is one of the working walls with some work on. Key Worker children completed the work.

History Autumn First Half  Term Update 

This half term, just Year 5 and Year 6 are studying History, everyone else will be doing it after half term.

Year 5 are studying Ancient Sumer and Year 6 are learning about Ancient Greece.


Year 5 Ancient Sumer

In the gallery below are photographs of some of the children's work. The first picture is of a working wall, complete with key learning and vocabulary. The children have been learning about The Standard of Ur and been looking at the types of employment.


Year 6 have been learning about Ancient Greece.

They have made timelines, placing events in the correct chronological order. They have researched the different city states and used a map to show where modern day Greece is. 

History - Autumn Term 2019 Update

From The Great Fire of London, to The Vikings, to World War 2, our children have been very busy delving into the past!

Have a look at some of the amazing work we have done!

Year 1 and 2 have been learning about The Great Fire of London of 1666.

The topic began with children comparing London in the 21st century and in 1666. 

They have made comparisons about modern firefighters those from the 17th century. The children have learned to use chronology to place events on a time line. 


Children have applied basic English skills to write diary entries and stories about this famous event.

Year 3 and 4 have been learning all about The Vikings. 

This was their enrichment day where they met Adam The Viking. He helped them to sort evidence, make inferences and deductions using secondary sources. 

The children then applied these skills to some of their other work.

Here is just a sample of the work the children have done during the topic. 

They have learned about Viking death, Norse mythology, how Vikings recorded and communicated and investigated how powerful the gods and goddesses were.

Years 5 and 6 have been learning about World War 2.

They have analysed propaganda posters to create their own Dig for Victory style advert. They have used chronology to make timelines of events of Jewish persecution before and during the war. They have used English skills to write letters of persuasion and biographies of Winston Churchill.

Loads of fantastic work here! 

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