History at St Nicholas

At St Nicholas, our History curriculum aims to provide students with a broad understanding of key historical events, figures, and concepts while fostering critical thinking skills. We focus on history in Britain and the wider world and follow the National Curriculum to guide us in our planning.

History Curriculum

At St Nicholas, we use the Kapow Primary Scheme to ensure our children experience a broad range of topics throughout their time in primary school.

These topics include:

How have toys changed? (Year 1)

What is a monarch? (Year 2)

What did the Ancient Egyptians believe? (Year 3)

Why did the Romans settle in Britain? (Year 4)

What did the Greeks ever do for us? (Year 5)

What was the impact of WW2 on the people of Britain? (Year 6)

In Reception, we follow the EYFS framework. Understanding the world involves guiding children to make sense of their physical world and their community. The frequency and range of children’s personal experiences increases their knowledge and sense of the world around them.

Historical Vocabulary 
Check your class pages to see each topic's knowledge organisers and vocabulary lists 

History Enrichment

We offer a wide range of experiences, visitors and trips which allow our children to be immersed in their historical learning. These opportunities enrich our children’s learning ensuring they develop a secure knowledge of their topics.