Bournville Village

Primary School

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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.

History overview 2021

Subject Content


Key Stage 1

  • Exploring the World and Beyond: introduces the theme of newcomers through a study of Christopher Columbus and the Apollo 11 mission.
  • Changing Transport: introduces the theme of technological change in the modern age.
  • Local Heroes: introduces the history of Bournville during the Victorian age.
  • Clever Construction: a study of technological change during the Industrial Revolution.
  • Communication: a study of the history of communication systems and technologies from ancient times to the modern age.
  • Power: a study of the lives and times of Elizabeth I and Queen Victoria.


Key Stage 2

  • Changes in Britain from Stone Age to Iron Age
  • Roman Britain: Change Arrives
  • Building an Ideal Community: Bournville & Port Sunlight
  • New Arrivals: The Anglo-Saxons
  • Anglo-Saxons & Vikings: The Struggle for Britain
  • The Achievements of Ancient Egypt
  • The Tudor Transformation
  • People & Power in British History: a study of challenges to royal power in British history, with a focus on Kings John, James I (& VI) and Charles I
  • Old World, New World: a comparative study of Anglo-Saxon and Mayan societies
  • The Legacy of Ancient Greece
  • Britain under threat: The Second World War
  • Equality Now!: a study of the struggle for rights in 19th and 20th century British history, with a focus on racial equality and the suffragette movement

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