Southroyd Primary School

Southroyd Primary School


What the History Curriculum looks like at Southroyd

As children move through the years at our school, they build upon and cement their existing knowledge to allow them to develop a rich historical vocabulary as well as a coherent and secure chronological foundations.

Through historical enquiry, children learn about the past and gain an understanding of how knowledge is acquired in history through the process of questioning, use of sources and the skill of critical thinking when exploring interpretations and bias.

Over time, children become increasingly independent in forming their own and evaluating others’ conclusions, with consideration of reliability and context.

Black History Month

This is well celebrated within school via assemblies, research projects and learning journeys. Children learn about key black historical figures and role models in History and the impact they have made on our lives today.

This is embedded via co-curricular links to Spoken Language, Writing, Reading, Drama, Art and Music.

 Link to Southroyd History timeline

Aims of the History Curriculum

"To give all children in school a rounded knowledge of history, an awareness of where their focus of study fits on a world history timeline (what came before, what happened after, what was happening at the same time elsewhere in the world), a knowledge and appreciation of local history and a sense of the importance of acquiring historical knowledge in order to become an active citizen who upholds important values." 

Special ‘WOW’ Historical Events 2020-21

Year 2 -  Titanic Drama Day in Autumn 1 and a  Trip to Skipton Castle and Medieval Day in Summer 2

Year 3 – Egyptian Day in Autumn 2 and Saltaire visit in Summer term

Year 4 – Victorian Day in Summer term

Year 5 – Viking Day in

Spring 2