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Brinkworth Earl Danby’s CE Primary School

Brinkworth Earl Danby’s CE Primary School

Believe to Achieve! "Roots will grow down into God's love and keep us strong" EPH 3:17


Subject Leader Mrs S Cross
Contact Details for the attention of the History Subject Leader
Mission Sentence At Brinkworth Earl Danby's School we believe that, "a people without the knowledge of their past history, origin and culture is like a tree without roots."  (Marcus Garvey).  Our curriculum aims to equip pupils with the skills, knowledge and understanding to: ask perceptive questions, think critically, weigh evidence, sift arguments and develop perspective and judgement. We intend to develop young historians and ignite children’s curiosity about the past. 
Inspiring Quotes
  •   Study the past and you would define the future (Confucius)
  • The farther backward you can look, the farther forward you are likely to see (Winston Churchill)
  • We are not makers of history. We are made by history (Martin Luther King Jr)
  • If you want the present to be different from the past, study the past (Baruch Spinoza)


Curriculum Overview


Term One

Term Two

Term Three

Term Four

Term Five

Term Six


All About Me

What makes me…me?

My Family

Are all Families the same?

Great Buildings, Old and new

What is old and what is new?


Memory Box

Which events have changed my life so far?


Can an object tell us about the past?

Towers, Tunnels and Turrets

How did Queen Victoria rule compared to King Charles III?


A Walk Through History

How have people and places in Malmesbury/Wiltshire had an impact on our history?

Fire in the Capital

Can an event change what happens in the future?

Up, Up and Away

How did the Wright Brothers flight lead to today’s aeroplane and space travel?


What Have the Romans Done for Us?

How did the Roman invasion impact Cirencester?

Stones and Bones

What evidence is there to explain the purpose of Avebury and/or Stonehenge?

The Buried City

Were the Aztecs invaders or settlers?


Britain’s Great Railways

What impact did the railways have on Britain?

An Introduction to Britain’s settlements by the Anglo Saxons

Why and how did farmer warriors invade Britain?

Tomb Raiders

Did your age or gender make you a stronger ruler in Ancient Egypt?



The Victorians in Bath

How did the inventive Victorians change Bath?

Raiders of the Realm

Have historians misrepresented the Vikings?

It’s all Greek to Me!

How did the Ancient Greeks change the world?


Bath, Blitzed!

Has the Bath Blitz been forgotten?

Red and White, Unite!

Was Henry VIII a successful monarch?

Horrible Histories/One for the History Books

Can one person change the world?

Some famous historians we are inspired by...

Simon Scharma (b.1945)

David Olusoga (b. 1971) 

Lucy Worsley (b.1973)

Herodotus (484bc – 425bc)