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Vision and Implementation

Manor Field Junior School aspires to develop children’s curiosity through history, enabling pupils to become confident, creative and independent learners, who can explore knowledge and skills throughout a range of time periods.  We believe the study of history encourages the children not only to enjoy learning about the past, but it enables them to have a better understanding of the society in which they live today. It will equip children to ask perceptive questions, think critically and sort evidence. We aim to provide first-hand experiences with role play, class visits, workshops and visiting experts playing an important part in all our topics.   


In our curriculum, there is one lead history project a year for each year group. In addition, we enrich our history curriculum throughout the year by making links through some of our other projects and key historical events on the calendar.



Our aim is for children at Manor Field to:

  • Bring the past to life using a variety of sources, workshops and visits;
  • Realise how the past can influence and affect our society today;
  • Become history detectives, developing a thirst to acquire knowledge.

‘History makes you curious about what might happen in the future, from looking at the past.’ 

History Topic Overview

History knowledge planners, 2020-2021:

Year 3: Stone Age to Iron Age

Year 4: Romans

Year 5: Vikings

Year 6: Ancient Civilisations