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At Trinity, we believe that a high-quality history education will help to give children a good knowledge and understanding of Britain’s past and that of the wider world. Through the building up of key knowledge, children are inspired to be curious and ask questions about the past.


Teachers at Trinity use the 2014 national curriculum programmes of study for history as a basis to plan regular, engaging sequences of lessons. The EYFS curriculum is used for children in Reception. Many of the topics taught to the children during their time at Trinity have history as a focus point, emphasising the importance of this subject.


Throughout all of these experiences, historical enquiry is a focal point, and children are taught how to use evidence to make claims and draw conclusions.


Some of the main history topics children in each year group at Trinity experience include the following: 



  • Past and present events in their own lives and in the lives of family members.


Year 1:

  • Changes in living memory
  • The history of Space (including Neil Armstrong and Tim Peake). 
  • Significant lives beyond living memory (such as Grace Darling and the history of the RNLI). 


Year 2:

  • Medieval times (castles)
  • The Great Fire of London
  • Famous people, including Florence Nightingale and Queen Elizabeth II.


Year 3:

  • Changes in Britain from the Stone Age to the Iron Age. 
  • The Roman Empire and its impact on Britain. 
  • World War 2


Year 4:

  • Britain's settlement by the Anglo-Saxons
  • Ancient Egypt
  • The history of Verwood (local history study).