Emsworth Primary School

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At Emsworth Primary our history curriculum ensures that pupils gain a coherent knowledge and understanding of Britain’s past and that of the wider world. We aim to inspire pupils’ curiosity to know more about the past, ask perceptive questions and equip the children to weigh evidence and think critically.  Through their study of history at Emsworth, children are helped to understand the complexity of peoples’ lives, the process of change, the diversities of societies and relationships between different groups, as well as their own identity and the challenges of their time.

Through our curriculum children learn about key events and periods in British history from the Stone Age to the Viking and Anglo-Saxon conflict and the Norman Conquest in 1066. In the upper school the context is broadened to include the Ancient Greek and Mayan Civilisations as well as the Egyptians and a study of crime and punishment post 1066.

It is imperative that children are excited and engaged with their learning and at Emsworth Primary we aim to inspire pupils’ curiosity through engaging trips to places of key historical importance. We also acquire artefacts for the children to handle to really make their history learning come alive. Our learning takes on an enquiry based approach and follows the Six Step format advocated by the Hampshire History Team.  These steps are as follows:

Step 1: Hooking in the children and posing a key question to investigate.

Step 2: Collecting information.

Step 3: Making sense of the information.

Step 4: Drawing conclusions.

Step 5: Checking and refining information.

Step 6: Creating a final product. 

Curriculum Map


Autumn Term

Spring term

Summer Term

Year 1

Changes in Living Memory


The Great Fire of London

Year 2

Significant Individual: Florence Nightingale  Significant historical event: Titanic





Year 3

Changes in Britain from Stone and to Iron Age


Roman Empire  and the impact on Britain

Year 4

Britain’s settlement by Anglo-Saxons and Scots

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


Year 5

Achievements of the earliest civilizations: Egypt


Changes in an aspect of social history: crime and punishment.

Year 6

Ancient Greece


Non- European society: Early Islamic Civilisation