History is the study of the human past and the means that we use to find and communicate it.  At Wellesley we teach history through a range of Creative Curriculum projects and topics; we hope that these fire the children's curiosity about the past in Britain and the wider world.  The children are encouraged to consider how the past influences the present, what past societies were like, how these societies organised their politics, and what beliefs and cultures influences people's actions.  As they do this, pupils develop a chronological framewortk for their knowledge or significant events and people.  History helps children to appreciate the diversity of human life and understand more about themselves as individuals and members of society.  The children learn the skills of researching that needed to gather and evaluate evidence in order to reach their conclusions.

Year 1

Moon Landings (Neil Armstrong)
Changes (Castles)
Famous People & Pirates

Year 2

Great Fire of London
Engineers (Brunel)
Seaside Now & Then

Year 3

Stone Age
Ancient Egyptians

Year 4

Ancient Greeks
Ancient Romans

Year 5


Year 6

Mayan Civilisation
Yate through time