St Sidwell's C of E Primary and Nursery School

St Sidwell's C of E Primary and Nursery School

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We want our pupils at St Sidwell's to learn History, so that:


  • They know and understand the history of these islands as a coherent, chronological narrative
  • They know and understand significant aspects of the history of the wider world
  • They gain and use a historically grounded understanding of abstract terms such as 'empire' 'civilisation' 'technology' and 'settlement'
  • They understand historical concepts such as continuity and change, similarity and difference, cause and consequence and significance
  • They use these concepts to make connections and create their own structured accounts
  • They understand the methods of historical enquiry
  • They gain a historical perspective




We teach through a series of History enquiries. This document shows the focus of these enquiries and outlines the History that they contain. 


In the Autumn Term 2022, these are:

  • Year 1 - How do we know so much about what happened in the Great Fire of London?
  • Year 2 -  Why was Charles the pigeon sent to prison? (Animals in World War I)
  • Year 3 -  How did the lives of ancient Britons change during the Stone Age?
  • Year 4 - Who were the Anglo-Saxons and how do we know what was important to them?
  • Year 5 - What was life like in Baghdad during the Golden Age of Islam?
  • Year 6 - Why was winning the Battle of Britain in 1914 so important?



Mrs Beards leads History in our school, from Nursery to Year 6.

School Motto

Thinking Creatively, Learning Together, Trusting in God.

Mission Statement

Hope, Friendship, Forgiveness, Trust, Peace