Within the creative curriculum, History is often the starting point in our topic. Children learn about the past through drama, role play and visits bringing people and events to life.

What the National Curriculum says about History:

Purpose of study

A high-quality history education will help pupils gain a coherent knowledge and understanding of Britain’s past and that of the wider world. It should inspire pupils’ curiosity to know more about the past. Teaching should equip pupils to ask perceptive questions, think critically, weigh evidence, sift arguments, and develop perspective and judgement. History helps pupils to understand the complexity of people’s lives, the process of change, the diversity of societies and relationships between different groups, as well as their own identity and the challenges of their time.


  • know and understand the history of these islands as a coherent, chronological narrative, from the earliest times to the present day: how people’s lives have shaped this nation and how Britain has influenced and been influenced by the wider world
  • know and understand significant aspects of the history of the wider world: the nature of ancient civilisations; the expansion and dissolution of empires; characteristic features of past non-European societies; achievements and follies of humankind
  • gain and deploy a historically grounded understanding of abstract terms such as ‘empire,’ ‘civilisation,’ ‘parliament’ and ‘peasantry’
  • understand historical concepts such as continuity and change, cause and consequence, similarity, difference and significance, and use them to make connections, draw contrasts, analyse trends, frame historically valid questions and create their own structured accounts, including written narratives and analyses
  • understand the methods of historical enquiry, including how evidence is used rigorously to make historical claims, and discern how and why contrasting arguments and interpretations of the past have been constructed
  • gain historical perspective by placing their growing knowledge into different contexts: understanding the connections between local, regional, national and international history; between cultural, economic, military, political, religious and social history; and between short- and long-term timescales

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Levant Mine disaster
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Feeling Thankful
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We will Remember
Nov 5 2020
Kenwyn History Day
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Dig for Victory
Sep 12 2019
Egyptian Cartouches
Sep 9 2019
Fabulous Pharaohs!
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Super homework!
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Operation Starfish
Nov 19 2018
Archie Dobson's War
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Lerryn Remember
Apr 26 2018
Aztec Masks
Mar 25 2018
Questioning Our Topic
Jan 29 2018
Stone Age Living
Jan 24 2018
Art Deco Artwork
Jan 20 2018
Dinosaur World
Nov 10 2017
Great Fire for Lerryn
Oct 19 2017
Maritime Museum
Oct 15 2017
Rachel the baker
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How we get ideas
Sep 15 2017
Egyptian Art
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Geevor Mine Workshop
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Lerryn Pasty Factory
Apr 24 2017
Blitz Artwork
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Propaganda Posters
Jan 21 2017
The Romans
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Great Scott
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Rio 2016
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Happy Birthday
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Lerryn's Quest
Jan 26 2016
Roman Artefacts
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We are Archaeologists
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Tamar's Timelines
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Life as an evacuee