Little Ealing Primary School
Engage, enrich, excel.

KindnessBeing happy, compassionate and supportive

RespectBeing courteous, understanding and tolerant

ResponsibilityFor oneself, for each other and for the community

HonestyBeing truthful, fair and humble

GratitudeBeing grateful, gracious and mindful


History Curriculum

At Little Ealing,  the History Curriculum develops children’s knowledge of historical periods, events and significant individuals. Children learn key facts and concepts alongside skills such as chronological understanding, how to analyse and evaluate historical evidence, how to empathise with people from different eras and how to compare and contrast life in different periods.


  • Year 1 – My Family History, The Greatest Explorers, Great Inventions - The First Flight
  • Year 2 – The Great Fire of London, Holidays, Our Local Heroes
  • Year 3 – The Stone Age, The Bronze Age, The Iron Age, Our Local Area
  • Year 4 – The Ancient Egyptians, Roman Britain, Crime and Punishment
  • Year 5 – The Anglo-Saxons, The Vikings, Journeys
  • Year 6 – The Maya Civilisation, The Ancient Greeks, The Impact of War



Children’s historical learning in Key Stage One starts with the familiar: their own pasts and those of their families. As children’s learning travels further back in time, History is brought to life through extracurricular learning experiences. These help to fire the children’s imaginations and enable them to empathise with the lives of children in different eras. 

In Key Stage Two, the story of Britain is interwoven with studies of ancient civilizations. Children explore concepts of migration, empire, civilization, continuity and change, cause and consequence, similarity, difference and significance.