Our History Intent

‘A people without the knowledge of their past history, origin and culture is like a tree without roots.’ Marcus Garvey

At Holly Park, we intend for our pupils to gain a broad and coherent knowledge of history.  We aim to ignite childrens’ curiosity of the past by allowing opportunities for them to investigate, observe and interpret historical sources (primary and secondary).  Throughout their time at Holly Park, pupils will be encouraged to think critically about the history of Britain and the wider world.  They will be allowed the opportunity to consider and discuss the consequences and impact of key historical events and how the past has influenced and shaped the world they live in today. 

Our history curriculum Holly Park History Curriculum Map

Our history curriculum strategy History Strategy

History golden threads History Golden Threads Knowledge overview

Some examples of our history  learning organisers: 

This is our Holly Park KS2  chronology of learning:

This is our KS2 British history timeline of teaching:

In History children learn about past societies and consider how the past influences the present. They build a chronological framework based around significant events and people. Pupils gain an understanding of people and their experiences, which can influence their personal choices, attitudes and values.

As they progress through the school, children develop their historical skills in:

  • An overview of world history
  • Investigation and interpretation
  • Historical enquiry
  • Organisation and communication
  • Historical periods

In History we use the national curriculum programme of study: History Curriculum KS1 & 2 National

At Holly Park School, history topics are taught throughout the school as part of our Creative Curriculum. However, to ensure we cover the National Curriculum programme of study above,  we map out key curriculum topics across the year groups:

Year 1

  • Changes within living memory
  • Nurturing Nurses
  • The First Flight

Year 2

  • The Great Fire of London
  • Fashion Designers

Year 3

  • Stone Age to Iron Age
  • The Romans
  • The Anglo Saxons

Year 4

  • Tudor monarchs and Tudor life
  • Ancient Egyptians
  • Vikings

Year 5

  • Victorians
  • Ancient Greece

Year 6

  • World War II
  • Mayans
  • History of our locality