Keston Church of England Primary School


"During all of my History lessons at Keston, I have learnt so much about the past and what makes our civilisation as good as it is now. My favourite topic has been learning about Crime and Punishment through the eras!"

- Year 6 Pupil

At Keston CE Primary School, we are HISTORIANS! We want our children to love history. We want them to have no limits to what their ambitions are and grow up wanting to be archivists, museum curators, archaeologists or research analysts.

We teach children a sense of chronology, in order to develop a sense of identity and a cultural understanding based on their historical heritage. This enables our children to learn to value their own and other people’s cultures in modern multicultural Britain.

We have chosen 8 Substantive Concepts (Themes) that children will be repeatedly exposed to during their school journey, enabling them to develop their interest and understanding about the life of people who lived in the past.

We aim to make all children aware of the actions of important people in history and enable children to know about significant events in British history, whilst appreciating how things have changed over time. History will also ensure our children understand how Britain developed as a society, contributing to their understanding of their country of residence.

Furthermore, our children will learn about aspects of local, British, European, world and ancient history. This wider awareness leads to the children having some knowledge of historical development in the wider world. We believe that by allowing the children to understand the importance and enjoyment of History through different opportunities, they will become enthused learners in History.

In History at our school, we will also give children opportunities to develop their skills of enquiry, investigation and analysis by taking part in Historical Workshops and going on trips linked to their current topic.

Our History Themes

Click here to view the whole-school Progression map for History.

Click here to view the whole-school Long Term Plan for History.