Beaumont Primary School


“The more you know about the past, the better prepared you are for the future.” – Theodore Roosevelt
In line with the national curriculum, the history curriculum at Beaumont aims to help pupils gain a coherent knowledge and understanding of Britain’s past and that of the wider world. It strives to inspire pupils’ curiosity to know more about the past and equip them to ask perceptive questions, think critically, weigh evidence, sift arguments, and develop perspective and judgement. It should help pupils to understand the complexity of people’s lives, the process of change, the diversity of societies and relationships between different groups. It also should help children gain a sense of their own identity within a social, political, cultural and economic background. Our own school site’s rich and interesting past is a celebrated and inspiring feature of the history curriculum at Beaumont. We draw from and make full use of the immediate and wider local area, enabling children to develop a deep understanding of the history of their locality.

Key stage: EYFS
Year group: Year R Year 1 Year 2 Year 3 Year 4 Year 5 Year 6

My family


Childhood past and present Significant individuals: Emily Davison and Rosa Parks Stone Age to Iron Age

Victorians in London

Local study: The House on the Hill and Andrew Reed

World War II

Chinese New Year

Famous people

The Beatles and Britain in the 1960s

The Great Fire of London

The Titanic

Ancient Greeks The British Empire Ancient Egypt



Significant individuals: Charles Darwin

Local study: The House on the Hill

Seaside holidays in the past

Local study: John Whitgift

World War I

The Roman Empire and Romans in Britain

Scots, Anglo-Saxons and Vikings The Islamic Civilisation around AD900