History Curriculum


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Year Group







What is history? My timeline

Guy Fawkes and Gun powder plot

Bidston Hill.

The history of Lifeboats and Lighthouses keeping us safe at sea

New Brighton now and then

Holidays, pastimes and leisure


William Hesketh Lever and Port Sunlight

Prince Charles and Poundbury


Space exploration

The first man on the moon, the space shuttle, satellites

Birkenhead Priory

Settlement of Birkenhead



Changes in Early Britain

Stone Age to Iron Age.


Ancient Egypt

Local Study-

Wirral Peninsula changing over time Parkgate, Thurstaston with a focus on the river Dee


Britain’s invaders and settlers

The Romans and Chester,

Chester modern and Roman, Neston, Ness.

Britain’s invaders and settlers

Anglo Saxons and  Vikings to Edward the confessor death in 1066

Local Study –

Ship Building. Cammel Lairds,  John Laird


The Changing power of monarchs




Ancient Greece

Local Study –

Changes that the Victorian era brought to Wirral.

Town Halls, Hamilton Square Democracy


Turning points in British History

World War 1 and World War 2

1960’s to present day

Emergence of super powers

The Mayans


Local Study –

Liverpool Docks, the river Mersey


History – Key Knowledge

Below is a list of the key historical knowledge that all children should be fluent with. Children should be able to recall these key facts from their year group, and all previous year groups. They should be confident discussing, explaining and describing events in detail.


History Key Progression

Key Stage 1

Key stage 1 Pupils should develop an awareness of the past, using common words and phrases relating to the passing of time. They should know where the people and events they study fit within a chronological framework and identify similarities and differences between ways of life in different periods. They should use a wide vocabulary of everyday historical terms. They should ask and answer questions, choosing and using parts of stories and other sources to show that they know and understand key features of events. They should understand some of the ways in which we find out about the past and identify different ways in which it is represented

Key Stage 2

Key stage 2 Pupils should continue to develop a chronologically secure knowledge and understanding of British, local and world history, establishing clear narratives within and across the periods they study. They should note connections, contrasts and trends over time and develop the appropriate use of historical terms. They should regularly address and sometimes devise historically valid questions about change, cause, similarity and difference, and significance. They should construct informed responses that involve thoughtful selection and organisation of relevant historical information. They should understand how our knowledge of the past is constructed from a range of sources

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