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History at Southmead


                            VISION STATEMENT


At Southmead Primary School we want all of our children to have an understanding of our past and how history will shape their future.


We believe that high- quality history lessons encourage critical thinking; enhance the ability to weigh evidence and generate arguments; develop chronological understanding and allow pupils to develop a sense of perspective.


Our History curriculum is linked with a picture, which fosters awe and wonder and drives children to ask the question ‘why’? History at Southmead supports moral development by encouraging pupils to become increasingly curious and to develop open-mindedness and tolerance for the suggestions of others and their views. The History topics will help children to gain an understanding of the complexity of people’s lives and the process of change; as well as of their own identity and the challenges of their time.

Spotlight on EYFS and KS1


In the Spring Term, the EYFS have had a look at things that are old and things that are new. We thought about toys and what the toys we have can do and had a look at some toys from the past and how they have chnaged.


Year 1 have been learning all about local history this term! They’ve had an exciting look back at Southfields and how it has changed over time.


Year 2 have had a very exciting time learning all about the events of the Great Fire of London! They have done lots of work on ordering events chronologically.

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Spotlight on KS2

In the Spring term in KS2, Year 6 have been exploring Ancient Greece, it’s acheivements and how this has influenced the western world.

Children in KS2 have also been using

Roman Numerals to count and A history

timeline to help their learning!





Some exciting trips have happened this Spring term, Year 2 were able to visit the Fire Station to support their understanding of The Great Fire of London. Year 3 were able to visit the British Museum to support their learning about the Roman Empire.

Click here to read how History at Southmead contributes to children's development in SMSC.

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