History at Manchester Road

A high-quality history education will help pupils gain a coherent knowledge and understanding of Britain’s past and that of the wider world. It should inspire pupils’ curiosity to know more about the past. Teaching should equip pupils to ask perceptive questions, think critically, weigh evidence, sift arguments, and develop perspective and judgement. History helps pupils 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.

History National Curriculum 2013


The history curriculum at Manchester Road celebrates the rich and varied history of our local area alongside the chronological history of the United Kingdom and beyond. The curriculum is carefully planned so that children build up their knowledge of people, places and events in the past that have had an impact on the world and our country today. There is a strong focus on investigating and exploring, and an expectation that children will begin to understand how we know about the past and why it is so important. 


History Concept Map EY - Y6


History Knowledge Organisers:

Y1 History of Flight

Y1 Victorian Life and Toys

Y2 The Great Fire of London

Y2 Significant People from the Past

Y2 The Titanic

Y3 Droylsden Detectives - A  Historical Study of the Local Area

Y3 Stone Age to Iron Age

Y4 Roman Life

Y4 Ancient Egyptians

Y5 Ancient Greeks

Y5 Anglo Saxons - Vikings

Y6 The Ancient Maya

Y6 The Battle of Britain