At Hutton CE Primary, the History curriculum aims to inspire in pupils a curiosity about the world and its people.  Pupils will develop a chronological knowledge of Britain’s history and extend their knowledge of the past through the focus on events that occurred throughout the world.  Four key themes will run through all the year groups: monarchy, Empire, migration and democracy – with an overarching theme of legacy so the children can make connections with our world today through events of the past.

As well as learning about the wider world, the children’s learning is centred around the school’s locality of Weston-super-Mare and Bristol. Using the local environment enables the children to learn through direct experience and first hand investigations. Walks around the village of Hutton, visits to the local farm and nearby nature park, as well as looking at the development of towns and cities places the children’s learning in a personal context for making experiences real and meaningful.

Children at Hutton learn about contrasting environments, cultures and historical events through cross-curricular themes, incorporating a creative range of activities, such as English, Art, Drama, Poetry, Music, Dance and Design & Technology.

History long-term plan

Year R ·        Past and present
Year 1 ·        Great Fire of London
·        Mary Seacole
·        Changes within living memory
Year 2 ·        Elizabeth I and Queen Victoria (empire and exploration)
·        How did Weston become a popular seaside town?
·        Brunel
·        The development of SS Great Britain (comparisons with the Matthew)
Year 3 ·        Stone Age
·        Bronze Age to Iron Age
·        Romans
·        Anglo Saxons/Vikings
·        Farming
Year 4 ·        Ancient Egypt
·        Ancient Greece (800-500BC)
Year 5 ·        Democracy since 1066
Year 6 ·        Empire
·        Slavery
·        Windrush
·        Civil Rights Movement in the USA


Geography 2 Year Rolling Plan



Year 1 and 2



The UK

  • 4 countries and capital cities
  • Seasonal and daily weather patterns. (include use of the 4 compass points)

Locate hot and cold regions of the world.

Identify, name and locate the World’s continents and oceans.

Compare a local area to a non-EU country.

Study immediate environment and use fieldwork to observe.




Year 3 and 4


Study a contrasting UK region.

Use field work to measure and record.

Locate countries in Europe and the Americas

  • identify physical and human features.
  • climate, rivers, mountains, volcanoes, earthquakes, settlements, trade links.


Year 5 and 6



Features of the UK

  • 4 and 6 grid ref on OS maps
  • Use fieldwork to record and explain biomes, vegetation belts, land use, economic activity.
Identify countries and capital cities of the world.

Study a region of either Europe or the Americas.

Discuss Latitude, Longitude, Equator, Hemisphere, Tropic, Polar circle, Time zones.