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Clayton St. John C of E Primary School

Growing together in God’s love

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Follow the link to the National Curriculum for history


By the end of Y6 we want our pupils to:-

  • Have acquired a secure knowledge and understanding the history of the British Isles; how the country was changed and developed by the coming of different peoples right up to the present day. We want them to know how Britain has influenced and been influenced by the wider world. 
  • Know and understand the changes that their home town and city have undergone, particularly since 1800 and the birth of industrialisation. 
  • Know and understand significant aspects of the history of the wider world: how the ancient civilisations of Egypt, Greece, Rome and the Islamic Empire came to prominence and faded away. We want them to know how the cultures and beliefs of these empires still influence our lives today.
  • Know and understand some important abstract concepts such as empirecivilisation, parliament and peasantry. 
  • Know that there are different periods of history and have an understanding of basic chronology.
  • Know how our knowledge of the past helps us to understand the present and how things came to be as they are.
  • Know how to find out about the past; to have begun to understand that not all historical sources are equally reliable and that there are different viewpoints to take into account.