Lowther Endowed School

Achieving, Caring, Enjoying


Curriculum – 2 year cycle INTENT


Cycle 1

History  content NC

Cycle 2

History content NC


1.a. All about Me

1.b Great Fire of London


2a. Superheroes/ People Who Help

2b. Houses and Homes 


3. Castles - local area study


1.a. Our School Locality

1.b. Africa (Ongoing: Weather/Seasonal Changes)


2.a Toys Old and New 

2.b. Transport


3a. Local Farming

3b. Seaside 


1.Stone Age to Iron Age


2.a.Volcanoes and Earthquakes

2.b Romans- local area study


3.a. Exploring Europe

3.b Pirates


1.Ancient Egypt


2. Anglo-Saxons and Vikings


3. Amazon v Eden


1.On Our Doorstep - local area study


2. Awesome Journeys and Mountains (Space)


3. Bright Lights, Big City - Edinburgh


1.a. Mini Topic: North America

1.b Make Do and Mend


2.a. Fit for Life

2.b. Ancient Greeks


3.a Mini Topic: The Mayans

3. b. Keen to Be Green 

Progression Planning for History

What History looks like in the EYFS...

Links to Development Matters (3-4 years)

Understanding the World 

Begin to make sense of own life story and family’s history

Continue to develop positive attitudes about the differences between people

EYFS – Early Learning Goals

Reception: Understanding the World 

  • Talk about members of their immediate family and community.
  • Name & describe people who are familiar to them.
  • Comment on images of familiar situations in the past.
  • Compare and contrast characters from stories, including figures from the past.

ELG: Understanding the World / Past and Present   

• Talk about the lives of people around them and their roles in society.

• Know some similarities and differences between things in the past and now, drawing on their experiences and what has been read in class.

• Understand the past through settings, characters and events encountered in books read in class and storytelling.


Our Historical Cultural capital

  1. We aim to ensure our History curriculum builds on previous knowledge and experience and exposes pupils to new opportunities in order to link their culture to a wider one.
  2. We aim to ensure our History curriculum reflects diverse voices - our pupils know the ‘best’ from all groups in society - including inter-generational, multi-faith,  gender neutral, mixed-race teaching and activities .
  3. We aim to enable pupils to make connections between people and events in different places around the world and between different historical eras.


Castles - History Knowledge Organiser

Otters have enjoyed their zoom meeting with the British Museum, London, this afternoon as part of our Ancient Egyptians topic. They became myth busters for the museum and learned lots of new facts about Ancient Egypt #enjoyingourlearning #BritishMuseum