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West Acton Primary School, Noel Road, London W3 0JL


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The intent of our History curriculum is to deliver a curriculum which is accessible to all and that will maximise the outcomes for every child so that they know more, remember more and understand more. As a result of this they will:


  • Increase and develop their historical skills, concepts, knowledge and attitudes.
  • Increase their understanding of the present in the context of the past.
  • Develop and use their skills in enquiry, analysis, evaluation, and argument.
  • Develop their interest in the past, arousing their curiosity and motivation to learn.
  • Develop a sense of identity through learning about the past.


Children at West Acton will gain a coherent knowledge and understanding of Britain’s past and that of the wider world through studying key periods, events and people from the time of the earliest people to the present day. They will learn to make connections, to embed key concepts and vocabulary as well as exploring some aspects in more depth.

History Curriculum Overview


Click on the year groups below to reveal links to support classroom learning in the units covered this year:

My Family
Toys (Espresso)

Famous Explorers
Explorers (BBC Bitesize)

Old and New Transport (Purple Mash)

Great Fire of London
Great Fire of London (Espresso)
Great Fire of London (Purple Mash)

Significant Individuals and Local Heroes
Florence Nightingale and Mary Seacole (Espresso)
Florence Nightingale (Purple Mash)
Mary Seacole (Purple Mash)
Local Area Study (Purple Mash)

English Queens & The Royal Family
Queen Elizabeth I (Purple Mash)
Queen Elizabeth II (Purple Mash)
Queen Victoria (Purple Mash)
The Current Royal Family (Purple Mash)
The Royal Family (Espresso)

Stone Age
Stone Age to Iron Age (Espresso)
Prehistoric (BBC Bitesize)
Stone Age (Purple Mash)

Bronze and Iron Age
Stone Age to Iron Age (Espresso)
Prehistoric (BBC Bitesize)
Bronze Age (Purple Mash)
Iron Age (Purple Mash)

Romans (Espresso)
Roman Britain (BBC Bitesize)
Romans (Purple Mash)

Ancient Egypt
Egyptians (Espresso)
Ancient Egypt (BBC Bitesize)
Ancient Egypt (Purple Mash)

Crime and Punishment
Romans: Crime and Punishment (Purple Mash)
Anglo Saxon: Crime and Punishment (Purple Mash)
Tudor Punishment (Purple Mash)
Crime and Punishment in Industrial Britain (Purple Mash)

Vikings (Espresso)

Vikings (Purple Mash)
Vikings (BBC Bitesize)

Anglo Saxons
Anglo Saxons (Espresso)
Anglo Saxons (Purple Mash)
Anglo-Saxons (BBC Bitesize)

Islamic Civilisation
Early Islamic Civilisations (Purple Mash)

The Tudors
Tudors (Espresso)
Tudors (Purple Mash)
Tudors and Stuarts (BBC Bitesize)

World War II
Second World War (Espresso)
World War II (Purple Mash)
World War 2 (BBC Bitesize)

Ancient Greece
Greeks (Espresso)
Ancient Greeks (Purple Mash)
Ancient Greece (BBC Bitesize)

History of me and my family and my time at West Acton
Local Area Study (Purple Mash)
Local History (BBC Bitesize)