"We know that history matters, we know that it is thrilling, absorbing, facsinating, delightful and infuriating, that is life!" - Stephen Fry

History is the story of where we come from. It helps us to understand our culture, our relationship with the wider world and our rights and respobnsibilities by providing children  with their knowledge of their historical past to enable them to better undesrtand the world today.

Our aim at Midsomer Norton Primary School is to ignite their curisoity by providing them with a range of experiences both practical and investigative where they are encouraged to find out and ask questions about the past.

History is taught as a discrete subject. Our overview for history ensures that history knowledge meets the requiremnets opf the National Curriculum and that skills are built upon progressively as children move through the school.

Please Click here for Early Years History progression.

Please click here for Key Stage 1 & 2 History progression.

Please click here for our 'Big Ideas' in history

Please visit our main curriculum page to see how these topics fit into our two year overview for each phase.

 Please click on the link for a year 2 knowledge organiser for The Great Fire of London.

Please click on the link for our Year 6 knowledge organiser for World War 2.

Some useful links for History:

Key Stage 1

Key Stage 2

Black History Month