Clifton upon Dunsmore Church of England Primary School

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“And he is before all things, and in him all things hold together.”        Colossians 1 : 17Click here to read about our curriculum offer and download our progression maps

Why History?

At Clifton-upon-Dunsmore Primary School we enjoy delving back into the past to learn about the people and events whose actions have influenced and shaped our current way of life.  Using the programme of study from the National Curriculum 2014, we have developed an exciting programme of lessons that enable all children to identify with key historical figures through their studies, for example:

  • using themed days where the children engage in role-play;
  • visits to local significant historical sites;
  • visitors into school;
  • undertaking research using books and the internet where appropriate. 

Children are encouraged to link their learning to their prior knowledge and use the skills of a historian to examine artifacts, photos and other historical sources, comparing different historical periods to modern times.


Year 1 Year 2 Year 3 Year 4 Year 5 Year 6

Childhood (Toys/Schools)


Kings and Queens


Significant people in past – Nurses/NHS

WW1 and Remembrance


Exciting Explorers


The Great Fire of London

Stone Age to Pre-historic Britain


Ancient Egyptians


Ancient Maya



Romans in Britain


Anglo-Saxons and Vikings


Local History Study Warwick (William Conqueror to Henry VIII)

Ancient Greece


Elizabethans and Shakespeare


Local History (Rugby School/Frank Whittle)

Victorian Britain


Leisure and Entertainment


World War II

We have two residential visits linked to our History Curriculum.  Year 3/4 visit The Plague Village of Eyam on a two-year rolling cycle.  Year 6 visit the Normandy Beaches in France to learn about the D-Day landings and also visit Bayeux to learn about William the Conqueror.

Other visits include St. John's Museum, The Black Country Museum, Warwick Castle, Bosworth and Bletchley Park.

Download our Intent Statement for History

 Download our Progression Map for History