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A Primary Trust for Primary Schools

Lumen Learning Trust

Riverbridge Primary School


From September 2014 Riverbridge has implemented the new National Curriculum for History. In addition to a greater focus on chronology and local history, children will study the lives of significant historical figures. Children will also undertake whole school projects and be exposed to an international history unit.

Progression of skills in History: Key stage 1.


Pupils should develop an awareness of the past, using common words and phrases relating to the passing of time. They should know where the people and events they study fit within a chronological framework and identify similarities and differences between ways of life in different periods. They should use a wide vocabulary of everyday historical terms. They should ask and answer questions, choosing and using parts of stories and other sources to show that they know and understand key features of events. They should understand some of the ways in which we find out about the past and identify different ways in which it is represented.

*Topics currently covered:

  • Local history- how Staines has changed over time. (Year 1)
  • Famous explorers- Christopher Columbus, Neil Armstrong (Year 1)
  • How did we used to have fun by the seaside? (Year 2)
  • Pride in Place: Great fire of London (Year 2)
  • Significant women- Rosa Parks, Florence Nightingale (Year 2).