Why is History important?

History is important because it helps pupils to understand and interpret the past, and therefore, the present.

Through history, pupils develop a deeper cross-cultural awareness and understanding of their own and others’ heritage, through looking at evidence and asking and answering questions.

In history, we can analyse successes and failures, which, in turn, teaches us to learn from our mistakes.

When is History taught?

History is taught through thematic units. The Satellite View maps out which thematic units feature this subject and clearly shows the objectives taught.

How is History taught?

History is taught through a combination of subject knowledge, historical skills, enquiry and fieldwork. Learning takes place both inside and outside the classroom.

What do we learn about in History?

We learn about the following:-

Old Things
Wars (World Wars, Civil Wars)

The Ancient Greeks

The Inuits

Roman Empire and Invasions

The Saxons

The Vikings

The Mayans

The Benin

Apartheid / Anti-Semitism

Discovery of America / Native Americans

Famous historical figures






Inventors e.g. Thomas Edison

Technology e.g. the Internet and World Wide Web
The Moon Landing

Significant local history figures / events

Who do we learn about in History?

We learn about the following individuals:-

Thomas Edison


Queen Elizabeth II

Queen Victoria

Ada Lovelace

Mary Anning

Elizabeth Blackwell

Walt Disney
Mother Teresa
Neil Armstrong

Roman Emperors and rulers

Ragnar Lothbrok

Harold Godwinson

Martin Luther-King

Nelson Mandela

Rosa Parks

Various World Leaders

Tim Berners-Lee

John Logie Baird

Steve Jobs

Winston Churchill


How do we assess and monitor History?

Weekly Knowledge Wheel Questions

Kahoot Quizzes

Pupil ‘Book Studies’