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Reaching new horizons



Historians of Sea View


The purpose of History

A high-quality history education will help pupils gain a coherent knowledge and understanding of Britain’s past and that of the wider world. It should inspire pupils’ curiosity to know more about the past. Teaching should equip pupils to ask perceptive questions, think critically, weigh evidence, sift arguments, and develop perspective and judgement. History helps pupils to understand the complexity of people’s lives, the process of change, the diversity of societies and relationships between different groups, as well as their own identity and the challenges of their time.



The national curriculum for history aims to ensure that all pupils:

  •  know and understand the history of these islands as a coherent, chronological narrative, from the earliest times to the present day: how people’s lives have shaped this nation and how Britain has influenced and been influenced by the wider world
  • know and understand significant aspects of the history of the wider world: the nature of ancient civilisations; the expansion and dissolution of empires; characteristic features of past non-European societies; achievements and follies of mankind
  •  gain and deploy a historically grounded understanding of abstract terms such as ‘empire’, ‘civilisation’, ‘parliament’ and ‘peasantry’
  •  understand historical concepts such as continuity and change, cause and consequence, similarity, difference and significance, and use them to make connections, draw contrasts, analyse trends, frame historically-valid questions and create their own structured accounts, including written narratives and analyses
  •  understand the methods of historical enquiry, including how evidence is used rigorously to make historical claims, and discern how and why contrasting arguments and interpretations of the past have been constructed
  • gain historical perspective by placing their growing knowledge into different contexts, understanding the connections between local, regional, national and international history; between cultural, economic, military, political, religious and social history; and between short- and long-term timescales.


During our topic of growth, one of the stories we are using is 'Jasper's Beanstalk'. Using the days of the week, we are learning about the time concepts of the present as well as yesterday and tomorrow.

Jasper's Beanstalk

We looked at pictures of different aged children, ordered them and matched them to appropriate clothing, toys and utensils. We talked about how we are able to do much more for ourselves now, than in the past when we were babies, and about how some of our siblings and friends are older or younger than us. 

When we were babies


We looked of ourselves as babies to understand the past and how we have grown. We then looked at ourselves now to draw self portraits. We could see the changes in our appearance. 

We shared the story, 'Avocado Baby' and discussed what we were like as babies in the past, and then compared to ourselves now. We used words such as, 'in the past' and 'a long time ago'.

Year One

We have been learning about the history of toys! 

We have looked at toys we play with today, including our favourite toys at home, and compared them to toys that children played with in different eras. 

We thought about the different ways we can learn about toys from the past and decided to research using the internet or ask our older family members to find out more about toys from the past. 

We made Victorian toys such as a thaumatrope and a ball and cup!

Year Two

The Great Fire of London

In Year 2, we learned all about the Great Fire of London! We discovered what life was like at the time of the fire and found out about people who were important. We completed lots of research, writing and even performed our own news report about the Great Fire of London.

Nathan's News Report about the Great Fire of London

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Year Three

The Stone Age

We enjoyed learning all out the Stone Age.  We compared how Stone Age people lived to how we lived today and looked at features of the time that may have influenced how we live our lives.  

Year Four

In the autumn term we have looked at the Romans. We looked at important people in Roman times such as Roman Emperors and Boudicca. We have also looked at different Roman infrastructure.

We were lucky to get to go on a trip to Vindolanda in Northumberland. We enjoyed looking at a Roman fort. We seen some fantastic Roman artefacts.

Year Five

Women Through History

In the Autumn term, we looked at how the role of women has changed throughout history. We were shocked at how few rights women had centuries ago and learnt about the progression of women over the years. During the topic, we studied some fascinating eras of history including the Suffragette movement, Victorian etiquette and spying during WW2. In addition, we learnt about inspirational women such as Amelia Earhart and Rosa Parks.

Suffragette Speeches and Wanted Posters

Victorian Etiquette

Amelia Earhart

WWII Spying Guides

Rosa Parks

Year Six

Crime and Punishment 

As part of our History topic, we investigated how Crime and Punishment has changed from Roman Britain right to the 21st Century. We enjoyed finding out about some of the gruesome punishments and the common crimes committed. 

An overview of Crime and Punishment through the eras…

The Bow Street Runners and the introduction of the Metropolitan Police…

Modern Detection and Prevention of crimes…


  • Reception 90.44
  • Year 1 96.44
  • Year 2 93.88
  • Year 3 94.79
  • Year 4 93.75
  • Year 5 93.75
  • Year 6 92.36
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Sea View Primary, Horsley Hill Community Campus,

Norham Avenue North, South Shields, Tyne and Wear, NE34 7TD

Telephone: 01914274343


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