History Overview


History is a very important curriculum subject at Newburgh CE School and we want our pupils to have a good knowledge and understanding of Newburgh, the local area and its history and heritage. We aim to foster a life-long interest and enthusiasm in this area of learning and we encourage our pupils to ask historical questions about evidence and artefacts. We want our children to understand the process of change over time, diverse societies and also how history has had an impact on their own lives.


We have mapped the curriculum content to build upon the pupils' historical knowledge, skills and vocabulary and allow for progression within the year groups. We deliver engaging and interesting lessons, using a wide range of resources and artefacts and we provide opportunities for our children to investigate, research and ask historical questions.


Through our carefully planned curriculum, combined with high quality teaching, we develop the following:

  • An excellent knowledge of the history of Newburgh and the local area;
  • An understanding of different time periods, British History and World History;
  • A rich and varied Historical vocabulary;
  • Ability to ask perceptive questions, think critically and discuss evidence;
  • Excellent explanation skills with regards to facts and findings;
  • The ability to communicate their findings effectively and present their ideas in a variety of ways to a range of audiences;
  • Ability to use and describe a range of historical artefacts and information sources;
  • A keen interest in History.


History Policy

Curriculum Map 2022-2024

History Skills Progression

Big Questions at Newburgh in History


Knowledge Organisers

A Knowledge Organiser is a set of key vocabulary, facts and information on a topic that your child needs to be able to know and recall by the end of the topic. Please use these at home as conversation starters to discuss learning and as a way of helping your child commit their learning to long-term memory (for example, you may want to cut up the vocabulary and meanings and play matching pairs or encourage your child to learn how to spell the words.


Autumn Term:

Year 1 Knowledge Organiser - Beyond Living Memory/Within Living Memory/Florence Nightingale

Year 2 Knowledge Organiser - Significant Individual Grace Darling

Year 5/6 Knowledge Organiser - WWI

Year 5/6 Knowledge Organiser - WWII


Spring Term:

Year 1 Knowledge Organiser - The Great Fire of London

Y3/4 Knowledge Organiser - The Vikings

Year 3/4 Knowledge Organiser - The Romans


Summer Term:

Year 2 Knowledge Organiser - Aeroplanes

Year 3/4 Knowledge Organiser - Ancient Greece



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