At Austrey and Newton Regis, our history curriculum inspires in pupils a curiosity and fascination about the Britain’s past and that of the wider world. Our teaching equips pupils with knowledge about the history of Britain and how it has influenced and been influenced by the wider world; know and understand about significant aspects of the history of the wider world like ancient civilisations and empires; changes in living memory and beyond living memory; learn about the lives of significant people of the past; understand the methods of historical enquiry and be able to ask and answer questions.

“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.” (DfE National Curriculum 2014)

National Curriculum for History

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Cycle A

Autumn 1  African Slave Trade  
Autumn 2Significant People in History The Maya
Spring 1 Stone Age to Iron AgeAncient Egypt
Spring 2Events within Living Memory  
Summer 1   
Summer 2Local History Richard III
and Bosworth
Local History  Richard III
and Bosworth
Local History Richard III and Bosworth
Tudors and Reformation
Crime and Punishment throughout ages

Cycle B

Autumn 1Great Fire of London World War 1 and 2
Battle of Britain  
Autumn 2Changes within Living Memory and Beyond
Comparing modern to Victorian schools

Spring 1   
Spring 2Kings and QueensSaxons and Vikings 
Summer 1  Ancient Greece
Summer 2Local History of Tamworth
Drayton Manor and Robert Peel
Anglo-Saxon Tamworth (ancient capital of Mercia)
The Staffordshire Hoard
Tamworth Castle through the ages (Saxon to WW2)
Robert Peel (link to slave trade)