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Church Lane, Doncaster, South Yorkshire, DN5 7EZ


Barnburgh Primary School

Learning to shine together


History Portfolio

Please see our evidence for each History National Curriculum Programme of Study below. 

Reception: Understanding the World - People and Communities 

40-60m: Enjoys joining in with family customs and routines

ELG: Children talk about past and present events in their own lives and in the lives of family members. 

The children learned about Remembrance Day and it's importance. We found out information about the day and watched videos. The children know why we wear poppies and what they help us remember. 

Together, we created a poppy wreath. 

KS1 - Learn about changes within living memory. Where appropriate, these should be used to reveal aspects of change in national life

KS1 - Learn about events beyond living memory that are significant nationally or globally

Year One

Learning Intention: To describe a significant historical event in British History.

The children listened to the story ‘The Great Fire of London’. They were encouraged to recall the information they had retrieved from the text using a quickfire quiz. They then worked in pairs to sequence and describe the event. By the end of the session, the children were able to confidently speak about The Great Fire of London and recognised it as a significant historical event that affected many people.

"The fire started at the bakery on pudding lane" (Isabelle G)

"The fire came from the oven" (Jaxon)

"St Pauls Cathedral and the houses made of wood were destroyed in the fire" (Louie)

"The buildings burnt very quickly because they were made of wood" (Buddy)

"The fire stopped when it reached the River Thames" (Isabella V-H)

"Thomas Farriner was a baker in London" (Austin)

Year One:

The children learnt about Remembrance Day and the importance of the event. We watched videos and found out information regarding Remembrance Day. The children were able to discuss why we commerate this event and created pictures using water colours and cut outs to support the special day.

KS1 - Learn about the lives of significant individuals in the past who have contributed to national and international achievements. Some should be used to compare aspects of life in different periods

Year 2

LQ: Who is Grace Darling? Why is she significant to the RNLI?

The children were introduced to Grace Darling. They were encouraged to think why she might be significant to our topic. The children found out more information about Grace Darling, read fact files and watched videos to find out facts. The children were encouraged to create a timeline of significant events within Grace's life and then write a short fact file about her. By the end of the lesson, the children were able to say who Grace Darling was, why she was significant and why her legacy still lives on to today.


"Grace Darling was a lighthouse keepers daughter. She looked out of her telescope and saw a crashing boat. She went out to sea and saved 6 people. There were 60 people on the boat and she saved 9. Grace let them stay with her for 3 days. Grace was sent letters and money from the Queen. When Grace died, they created a musuem in her memory and her mum made a book" -Poppy.

KS1 - Learn about significant historical events, people and places in their own locality

Year 2

 LQ: How has the local community developed from the past? (History)

 The children went for a walk in the local community. The children were encouraged to be detectives and look for clues about the past and present about changes that have taken place in the area over the years. The children used Ipads to take photos of the village and videos. They were able to talk about what happened in the past in the village from various human features they identified such as mining.

KS2 - Learn about changes in Britain from the Stone Age to the Iron Age

KS2 - Learn about the Roman Empire and its impact on Britain

KS2 - Learn about Britain’s settlement by Anglo-Saxons and Scots

KS2 - Learn about the Viking and Anglo-Saxon struggle for the Kingdom of England to the time of Edward the Confessor

KS2 - Conduct a local history study

KS2 - Study an aspect or theme in British history that extends pupils’ chronological knowledge beyond 1066

Year 5 and 6 commemorated Remembrance Day by creating pieces of art in different ways. They spoke about the war and the reason for the poppy. Children learnt about the sacrifices made for us to have a free life now.

KS2 - Learn about the achievements of the earliest civilizations – an overview of where and when the first civilizations appeared and a depth study of one of the following: Ancient Sumer; The Indus Valley; Ancient Egypt; The Shang Dynasty of Ancient China

KS2 - Learn about Ancient Greece – a study of Greek life and achievements and their influence on the western world

KS2 - Learn about a non-European society that provides contrasts with British history – one study chosen from: early Islamic civilization, including a study of Baghdad c. AD 900; Mayan civilization c. AD 900; Benin (West Africa) c. AD 900-1300