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At Laira Green, History is taught as part of a broad and balanced curriculum, in accordance with the Key Stages referred to in the National Curriculum for England and Wales.  We seek to provide high-quality history education that will help pupils gain a coherent knowledge and understanding of Britain's past and that of the wider world.  We use historical evidence to awaken children's curiosity, in turn generating quality discussions, fact finding and debates. 

Through their breadth and depth of study, children will understand the complexities of people's lives; the process of change; the diversity of societies and relationships between different groups as well as their own identities. 

History is led by Mrs Barker who will be updating this page throughout the year with examples of the children's work so please check back regularly to see what we've been learning.

Below is a brief overview of the wonderful history that each year group will be learning during Autumn 2018.


Year 1 & 2: History - The Great Fire of London

The children will be learning about events  beyond living memory that are nationally significant and the people linked to it. This year we are focused on the Great fire of London.  

  • I know the order of events in the great fire.
  • I know where and when the great fire happened.
  • I know and can discuss the lives of Samuel Pepys and Christopher Wren.
  • I can write a diary based on the great fire.

As a part of this topic we hope to make a miniature city to recreate the fire of London.


Year 3 & 4: History  - Ancient Greece

  • to develop a chronologically secure knowledge and understanding of British, local and world history, establishing clear narratives within and across the periods they study;
  • note connections and contrasts over time;
  • develop the appropriate use of historical terms;
  • address historically valid questions about change, cause, similarity and difference;
  • construct informed responses that involve thoughtful selection and organisation of relevant historical information;
  • understand how our knowledge of the past is constructed from a range of sources and that different versions of past events may exist, giving some reasons for this.


Year 5 & 6: History - Ancient EgyptI can find Egypt on a map and understand the importance of the Nile to the Ancient Egyptian civilisation.

    • I can name some of the Ancient Egyptian people, discuss the manner of their burial and understand the importance of the discovery of the tombs in the pyramids.
    • I can place the Ancient Egyptian period on a timeline.
    • I can draw inferences about the lives of ancient Egyptians from looking at wall art, hieroglyphics and other sources.
    • I can list a number of aspects of daily life of Ancient Egyptians.
    • I can write a report of a visit detailing my thoughts and feelings and using historical vocabulary.
  • We will also be visiting Exeter Museum to view the artefacts including a sarcophagus from Ancient Egypt. There, we will complete a questionnaire and gather information for writing a report of our visit.