What makes a good History student at Sacred Heart

An awareness of, and interest in, the cultural richness which surrounds them at Sacred Heart and a fascination with the diverse world which surrounds them. A strong knowledge and understanding of chronology, knowing the time between their units and where their unit of study fits on a timeline. The ability to research and question the reliability of sources. An understanding of causes and significance.

About History

Our history education will help pupils gain a coherent knowledge and understanding of Britain’s past and that of the wider world. There is an emphasis on chronology and chronological understanding, allowing pupils to understand the time between their units and where their current unit of study fits on a timeline. We aim to inspire pupils’ curiosity to know more about the past through an enquiry based approach. Teaching equips 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.

If you have any questions about the History curriculum within school, please come into school and ask to speak to Mr Cosgrove, our History Lead.

History Curriculum Map 2021-2022

History Progression Map 2021-2022


History Policy

“History is great because we get to investigate the past” Mae, Aged 10.

“We get to find out about what people use to live like” Oliwier, Aged 8.

Links & Games

Below are links to some fun History games and links;

CBBC Horrible Histories (https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbbc/shows/horrible-histories)

Horrible Histories Games (http://horrible-histories.co.uk/gory-games)

BBC Bitesize KS1 History (https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/subjects/zkqmhyc)

BBC Bitesize KS2 History (https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/subjects/zcw76sg)

History Resources

Here you can find out what your child will need to know in order to achieve age related expectations.

History End of Year Expectations: (Doc’s in email)

EOY Expectations for History (Nursey)

EOY Expectations for History (Reception)

EOY Expectations for History (Year 1)

EOY Expectations for History (Year 2)

EOY Expectations for History (Year 3)

EOY Expectations for History (Year 4)

EOY Expectations for History (Year 5)

EOY Expectations for History (Year 6)

National Curriculum (History)


Below is a link to the BBC website, for information on the subject of History:

Visit the BBC website for information about History