“The purpose of study 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 will 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.”

With this in mind, Valley Primary have devised a Curriculum for History that incorporates all the aspects of the History National Curriculum through our IPC (International Primary Curriculum) topics, in order to provide the children with a broadest of subject knowledge ranging from the Earliest Civilisations to Modern Day significant events and people. 

VPS History Intent Statement

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VPS Overview 2024

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History End of Phase Threshold

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Local Places of Interest:

Battle Abbey, Sussex –Battle of Hastings or follow the link to learn more about the Battle of Hastings https://www.english-heritage.org.uk/visit/places/1066-battle-of-hastings-abbey-and-battlefield/

Lulling stone Roman Villa, Dartford or follow the link to learn more about Lulling Stone Roman Villa https://www.english-heritage.org.uk/visit/places/lullingstone-roman-villa/

Crofton Roman Villa, Orpington or follow the link to learn more about Crofton Roman Villa https://www.karu.org.uk/crofton_roman_villa.html

Biggin Hill Memorial Museum or follow the link to learn more about Biggin Hill Memorial Museum https://bhmm.org.uk/


Places to visit in London

The Museum of London: https://www.museumoflondon.org.uk/museum-london

London Transport Museum: https://www.ltmuseum.co.uk/

The British Museum: https://www.britishmuseum.org/

The Natural History Museum: https://www.nhm.ac.uk/

The Shakespeare Globe Theatre: https://www.shakespearesglobe.com/

The National Maritime Museum: https://www.rmg.co.uk/national-maritime-museum

The Science Museum: https://www.sciencemuseum.org.uk/home


Significant People

Charles Darwin House, Orpington


H.G Wells, Bromley


Enid Blyton, Dulwich