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St. Mary's Catholic Primary School


History - Dundry Primary School

In school we will, through the effective teaching and learning of the knowledge, skills and understanding of history, help all children to develop an understanding of time, place, people and events. We will use the National Curriculum History Guidelines as a basis for our scheme of work and we will make meaningful links across other subjects in the National Curriculum. Through our teaching of history, pupils consider how the past influences the present, what past societies were like, how these societies organised their politics, and what beliefs and cultures influenced people's actions. As they do this, children develop a chronological framework for their knowledge of significant events and people. Our aim is to ignite a curiosity to learn about the past that will help children understand who they are and how their environment and the world has changed over time.

Throughout the children's topics, the teachers will provide opportunities for the children to use the outdoor learning facilities and the world around them to deepen their learning. 

EYFS Year A & B 

Topics will vary depending on class interests. The curriculum shall build upon children’s progress within the prime areas of learning (C&L, PSED & PD) and the following specific areas:

        Children in reception will be learning to:

  • Comment on images of familiar situations in the past.
  • Compare and contrast characters from stories, including figures from the past.
  • Understand that some places are special to members of their community.

Year 1 & 2 Year A

The Gunpowder Plot




Changes to Crosby Local History Study of Little Crosby 

Year 1 & 2 Year B

The Great Fire of London


Florence Nightingale 


Liverpool Transport changes to our local area


Year 3 & 4 Year A

Stone Age to Iron Age 


Ancient Egypt 


Changes to our local area in the last 100 years (Local history study) 

Year 3 & 4 Year B

Romans in Britain 


Anglo-Saxons and Vikings 


Liverpool: The Sinking of the Titanic



Year 5 & 6 Year A

Mayan Civilisation 


Ancient Greece  


Liverpool: WW2


Year 5 & 6 Year B

Life in Victorian Britain (Local history study - Liverpool)


Kings and Queens over time


Liverpool: Slavery