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“The more you know about the past, the better prepared you are for the future”.


Theodore Roosevelt



My name is Mrs Taylor, and I am the History Lead At Fairmeadows Foundation Primary School. History is a subject that has always fascinated me. This love of History came from my own experiences at Primary School when I was a youngster, and I am passionate about igniting a love for History here at Fairmeadows. Did you know that only 30% of ancient Rome has been discovered so far? This means that there is still 70% left to discover – will you be the next archaeologist?




History is taught through a range of exciting topics which provide experiences that will inspire and motivate your child to understand and question the world around them.


Aims and Goals:

We strive to support your child to learn about their locality, Britain’s past and the wider world, and understand how they interlink with each other. We feel that it is important that History is taught discreetly and that we bring History to life in a variety of exciting ways.




History is taught within the unit of Understanding the World within EYFS (Nursery and Reception) where your child is provided with opportunities to explore their own history and develop an understanding of time.

In Key Stage 1 and Key Stage , your child will have a ‘history week’ each half term. This will support your child to engage in topics in depth to support a higher level of understanding. Our Curriculum is built from Chris Quigley’s Essentials and his Companions.


The curriculum in KS1 and KS2 provides your child with opportunities to:


  1. Investigate and interpret the past
  2. Build an overview of world history
  3. Understand chronology
  4. Communicate historically.




Each teacher will take part in in-the-moment assessment and will take opportunities to differentiate questioning to support your child’s current level of understanding.

Children will have feedback every lesson, so they are aware of how they are achieving in the session. This may be achieved through written marking on Seesaw or verbal discussion with teaching staff. Teachers will collect data three times per year. 



Please see below a selection of documents that relate to the teaching of History at Fairmeadows Foundation Primary School. If you have any questions or require any further information then please contact the school office and I will get in touch.