Welcome to Bollin Primary School

Email: bollinprim.admin(at)trafford.gov.uk 

Telephone: 0161 928 8900


At Bollin, we recognise the importance in helping children gain a coherent knowledge and understanding of Britain’s past and that of the wider world. We strive to inspire children’s curiosity to know more about the past. History teaching equips children to ask perceptive questions, think critically, weigh evidence, sift arguments, and develop perspective and judgement. History helps our children 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.


We aims for our children to:

  • Know and understand the history of these islands as a coherent, chronological narrative, from the earliest times to the present day.
  • Know how people’s lives have shaped this nation and how Britain has influenced and been influenced by the wider world.
  • Know and understand a local perspective to the history of Britain.
  • Know and understand significant aspects of the history of the wider world.
  • Understand key historical concepts.
  • Develop methods of historical enquiry, including how evidence is used rigorously to make historical claims, and discern how and why contrasting arguments and interpretations of the past have been constructed.
  • Gain historical perspective by placing their growing knowledge into different contexts: understanding the connections between local, regional, national and international history; between cultural, economic, military, political, religious and social history; and between short- and long-term timescales.

History Curriculum Framework

The key concepts we look at:

  • Chronology -  we arrange events and dates in order
  • Cause and Effect – we find at least one cause which triggers an event
  • Change – we notice what has changed and what stays the same over time
  • Significance – we discuss the significance and impact of these changes
  • Perspective - we discuss bias and objective


The skills we look to improve:

  • We ask questions
  • We gather sources
  • We evaluate and analyse evidence
  • We have a perspective and make judgements
  • We make connections

The knowledge we will learn:

In Key Stage 1 children are taught about:


  • aspects of local, British and World history
  • changes within living memory
  • events beyond living memory that are significant nationally or locally
  • the lives of significant individuals in the past who have contributed to national and international achievements, some should be used to compare aspects of life in different periods
  • significant historical events, people and places in our locality


In Key Stage 2 children are taught about:


  • aspects of local, British and World history
  • Prehistoric Britain
  • Roman Empire and its impact on Britain
  • Viking and Anglo-Saxon struggle for the Kingdom of England
  • Tudor times and Tudor childhood
  • Victorian age and the impact of the Industrial Revolution
  • Work of Brunel and the impact of engineering in Britain
  • History of canals with a specific focus on the North West and the growth of industry
  • World War Two and the impact on Manchester
  • Achievements of ancient civilisations
  • Impact of significant individuals in the fight for freedom (e.g. Martin Luther King, Ghandi, Nelson Mandela, Suffragettes)
  • Impact of all periods studied on the local area
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