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

Below you can find the curriculum overview for History for the current academic year, 2021-2022.  

Should you have any questions, or for more information, please contact Mrs Phillips, who will be happy to discuss these with you.


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


Knowledge organisers

Below is an example of one of our Knowledge Organisers - each unit taught across school has its own Knowledge Organiser to reflect the vocabulary being taught, to show working examples and to prompt discussion in class. Here is a link to the other History Knowledge Organisers: https://haslam.sites.schooljotter2.com/edit/9655347 

Primary National Curriculum

How is History taught at Haslam Park?

 At Haslam park all classes follow the same structure when delivering History lessons, to ensure consistency and allowing for progression.  The lesson looks like this...

Women's History Month

March 2022

March is International Women's History Month and to mark such an important month in the calendar, we started off by sharing an assembly all about Women's History Month.  Originating in 1978 in California by 5 women in the National Women's History Alliance, it was initially led by Molly Murphy MacGregor, and collectively the alliance identified that women's accomplishments in history were practically invisible, as there was very little information recorded in any history books.  

Women's History Month celebrates the contributions of women and girls to events and achievements in history and contemporary society.  This week, Haslam Park children engaged in guided reading activities dedicated to some amazing key women in history such as Florence Nightingale, Rosa Parks, Amelia Earhart and Queen Boudicca.  Take a look at some of the amazing activities we got up to...

History catch up curriculum day

Friday 18th February 2022

Here at Haslam Park, we care about what our children say and think, and one of the questions that came up during our recent History pupil voice was 'When will we learn about the topics we missed during lockdown?' So, we planned a full day of activities across school, to address the topics the children had missed.  Have a look at the learning our children engaged in...

EYFS learnt all about castles
EYFS learnt all about castles
Year 1 learnt about the history of toys and made their own toy
Year 1 learnt about the history of toys and made their own toy
Year 2 enjoyed learning about Grace O' Malley
Year 2 enjoyed learning about Grace O' Malley
Year 4 learnt about how Britain changed from the Stone Age to the Iron Age
Year 4 learnt about how Britain changed from the Stone Age to the Iron Age

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