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Our history curriculum has been carefully planned to ensure continued progression following assessment of children's current starting points, identifying their strengths and any gaps in their learning. History presents many opportunities to re-visit and build upon existing knowledge and skills, with planning built around its key concepts across KS1 and KS2. 

Feedback and assessment by class teachers informs the review of planning to ensure that gaps in crucial knowledge and skills are identified and if necessary objectives adapted to support children in their learning.




Our Vision for History at St Anne’s Catholic Primary School

It is our vision at St Anne’s that our children should have positive attitudes towards and great enthusiasm for History.

Children are encouraged to be interested in and observant about the historical and social aspects of their local environment, British and World history.

By the time the children leave us at the end of year six we aim for them to be confident to ask questions, provide explanations based on evidence, put forward opinions and present their own point of view. Through the study of history we will equip them with investigative and enquiry skills alongside the ability to analyse, evaluate and present evidence competently.

We hope that our children will always ask the question ‘why’ and take with them a deep respect for the values and cultures of people represented in the past and present, alongside an appreciation of their own identity and heritage.


History Policy

Progression of skills in History

Overview of History for 2021/2022

Autumn Term 2021


We have an exciting term ahead in our History learning across the school,


Early Years will be learning all about themselves and their families, establishing their own identity and place in the world.



Year 1 will be exploring the question 'What was life like when our grandparents were children?' The children will develop their curiosity about the past; ask and answer questions about the past; begin to use everyday historical terms; make connections between their own lives and those of people in the past.

Year 2 will be finding out about 'Great Explorers'. The children will begin by investigating the job of an explorer before moving on to find out about the lives of some amazing explorers including Captain Cook, Roald Amundsen and Sunita Williams.



Year 3 will become archaeologists for an afternoon as they enjoy an amazing session with Dr John Hill as they embark on their first topic of the year 'The Stone Age to the Iron Age'. 

Year 4 will be learning about the Anglo-Saxon settlement of Britain and they will draw on various evidence to respond to the question: 'Did the settlement of the Anglo-Saxons make England a better place to live?'


Year 5 will be investigating the Victorian Era. They will be exploring what life was like for children at that time.

Year 6 will explore the impact of the WWII years on our locality. 


All year groups will be exploring chronology and developing their understanding of how aspects and eras in history feature in time and can cross over and have an impact across the world.  





Suggestions for enjoying more History learning outside school.


Our children here at St Anne’s are enthusiastic about History and enjoy the topics that they explore in School. So why not encourage their interest outside School and visit one of our local museums for a fantastic day out and entry to each venue is free!

At the World Museum you will discover amazing collections including Ancient Civilisations, The Natural World and Dinosaurs. The Ancient Egypt Gallery has some interesting and unusual artefacts on display. Just visit for more information or follow them on Twitter @World_Museum

Try the Museum of Liverpool to discover more about the history of life in Liverpool including transport, community, music, sport and trade. Visit to find out more.

The Maritime Museum offers a wealth of information about our city’s heritage as an international port and its trade links across the world. You will find models of various shipping vessels on display including the famous Lusitania.




Fun History Activities for you to enjoy.


Research the history of Liverpool in cartoon images at 


Research the history of our two famous football clubs at


BBC Bitesize is a great resource for all areas of the curriculum and has some interesting History topics for you to enjoy.

Remembrance Day 2020


We were approached before the half term break by Sam Raymond from St Luke's Bombed Out Church with an invitation to participate in their Poppy Project.


We were delighted to be able to send 20 poppies to Sam and his team on Thursday 5th November to be added to the Garden of Remembrance at the Church.  


I am sure that you will agree that the Memorial looks fantastic!


If you have time pop along to the Church on Leece Street to see the memorial for yourself.

Black History Month


During the month of October each class has been exploring and celebrating diversity and difference through literature related to Black History month. We have been inspired, by stories from the past and present, to share our reactions, hopes, ideas and experiences with our friends. We are privileged at St Anne's, the Friendship School, to be part of a community where difference and diversity is embraced and celebrated each and every day. We pray that the world around us can learn from the example of our children.