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Oxford Road, Leeds, West Yorkshire LS20 9DA


Headteacher - Mrs Sally Buckton

Guiseley Primary School



History Intent, Implementation and Impact statement.pdf


Our Vision for History


By the end of their time with us, children will know stories both local as well as from far and wide and will understand their significance in shaping Britain and the world.

They will have developed their historical thinking as well as their ability to investigate, consider, reflect and review events and people from the past.

Their inquiring minds will enable them to ask and answer challenging historical questions and be able to make links between events, (underpinned by a deep seated understanding of chronology), understand change and continuity, identify similarity and difference, cause and effect and interpret events and developments.

They will use historical terms accurately and confidently and draw upon knowledge and skills from other subjects when communicating their ideas and findings.

 Our children will demonstrate a sense of social responsibility and a respect for diversity. They will be willing to engage in and comment on a range of events and issues from the past that may be considered (both now and in the past) to be immoral, sensitive or controversial, leading to debates about what is right and wrong and passing judgment.

 Overall, they will feel well equipped and prepared for the next stage of their history education and feel proud of their place in the world.

What are we doing in each year group?


Key Stage 1 History fits into four categories:

  • Changes within living memory
  • Events beyond living memory
  • Lives of significant individuals in the past
  • Significant historical events, people and places within our locality


Year 1

Marvellous Me

Old and New Toys

Famous Pirates


Life of Amy Johnson & the Montgolfier brothers

Changes in Transport


Year 2

Food Glorious Food – covering changes in food throughout time – linked to the Victorian Period

The Great Fire of London including a study of Samuel Pepys

The Gunpowder Plot including a study of Guy Fawkes

Salt’s Mill, Sir Titus Salt and David Hockney




Key Stage 2 History is broken down into:

  • Changes in Britain from the Stone Age to the Iron Age
  • The Roman Empire and its impact on Britain
  • Britain’s settlement by the Anglo-Saxons and Scots
  • The Viking and Anglo-Saxon struggle for the Kingdom of England to the time of Edward the Confessor
  • A local history study
  • A study of an aspect or theme in British history that extends pupils’ chronological knowledge beyond 1066
  • The achievements of the earliest civilizations
  • Ancient Greece
  • A non-European society that provides contrasts with British history.


Year 3

Stone Age to the Iron Age

The Romans

The Egyptians


Year 4

 Ancient Greece

Anglo Saxons



Year 5

The Plague

Crime & Punishment

 The Mayans


Year 6


The Tudors – Were Tudor Queens better than Tudor Kings?

The 7 Wonders of the Ancient & Modern World