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'People without the knowledge of their past history, origin and culture is like a tree without roots'

Marcus Garvey

Our vision at Snaresbrook Primary School is that history comes alive in any way that we can make it happen. We believe the teaching of History inspires children’s curiosity about the past. At school, children will work as historians to investigate sources such as pictures, stories, writing and artefacts to ask and answer questions about the past and then consider how the past impacts the world we live in today.

How is History Implemented?

At Snaresbrook Primary School, History is taught alongside other curriculum areas to create a 'connected' curriculum. Our lessons encourage skills of crtitical thinking, weighing evidence, sifting arguments, and allowing pupils to develop perspective and judgement. 

We aim for our pupils to gain a coherent knowledge and understanding of Britain's past and that of the wider world. In lessons, children are inspired to develop a curiosity about the past: they are presented with key questions which help them 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. 


Snaresbrook History Curriculum

Every child at Snaresbrook Primary School engages in quality History education from their entry into Nursery until the end of KS2 in Year 6. 

Click on the links below to find out more about our curriculum.

History Websites for Home Learning

There are lots of ways in which you can support your child with their History learning, below are a list of art galleries and museums to visit. Many are free: however, please note for some exhibitions there may be a fee for entry. 

Year Group Topics Places to visit
Year 1 People who help us

The London Fire Brigade Museum

The Florence Nightingale Museum

Year 2 Great Fire of London

Museum of London, St Pauls

The London Fire Brigade Museum

Year 3  Stone Age

Museum of London, St Pauls

The British Museum

Year 4 Victorians

Museum of London - St Pauls

The Ragged School Museum

Year 5 Greeks

The Science Museum

The British Museum

Year 6 World War II

Churchill War Rooms

Imperial War Museum

Royal Gunpowder Mills



We are always looking for opportunities to further develop the children's understanding in History in school by organising trips, visitors and workshops. Please see the enriching experiences that we have taken part in. 

Black History Month

For Black History month, children spent the afternoon learning about a black influencer and their accomplishments. Children presented what they have learnt in the form of a biography, fact file, booklet, poster or leaflet. Each year group was allocated a category in where they choose a black influencer to study.
Below are the categories each year group focused on:
Year 1- Athletes
Year 2 -  Scientists or Inventors
Year 3 - Politicians
Year 4-  Musicians
Year 5- Activist

Remembrance Day

On the 11th November, all children and staff took part in the 2-minute silence at 11am. Children remembered all those whose lives have been affected by conflict since World War 1, and in particular those who have died. For homework, children created a lovely piece of Remembrance Day art. They were given the choice of whether to do silhouette art or fingerprint poppies.

Year 6 Home Front Bus

Year 6 had a fantastic day learning about the Second World War on the Home Front Bus. It was very exciting to have everything made so real and engaging, with a VERY convincing WW2 living room, shop and bomb shelter.  The expert guides on the bus were so knowledgeable and entertaining, and answered all of our questions. And the children looked fabulous in their WW2 gear!

Year 3 Egyptian Day

Past productions visited Year 4 to provide a workshop about the Egyptians. The children learnt all about the hierarchy of the Pharaohs to the slaves and their level of importance. They acted out various scenarios wearing a range of costumes to depict their role. Each child thoroughly enjoyed their day.

Year 4 Victorian Day

Year 4 had a Victorian day, the children came dressed ready for Victorian school. The children were able to see what it was like to be in a Victorian classroom - they realised how different it was to their own school life. 

Year 2 Great Fire of London Workshop

Year 2 were lucky enough to meet 'Samuel Pepys' in a Great Fire Of London workshop. We had a rgeat day consolidating the learning from our topic. 

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