Learning in History

We believe it is important to plan the learning journey of the children from Year R to Year 6. Even though we are an Infant School, this doesn’t stop us planning what the children will learn when they leave us. This is vitally important. As 3 schools, we have joined together to produce a joint intention of what we want the children to learn. The following statements were produced by our subject teams in September 2019.


End of Year 2

By the end of Year 2 our historians will have developed an awareness, interest and appreciation for events of the past with a recognition of how things have changed within a chronological framework.  They will be armed with the skills and language to identify, interpret and evaluate similarities and differences in times and clues left behind.  They will have discovered significant historical places, events and people of Portsmouth through a range of hands on experiences to help them find their place in the world.

End of Year 6

By the end of Year 6, our historians will have built their prior knowledge, awareness, interest and appreciation of historical events of the wider world.  They will have studied periods of British, local and world history through a range of real-life experiences and exploration of sources to strengthen and deepen their understanding.  They can confidently make connections, contrasts and recognise trends over time using historical terms to help them find their place in the world.