Milefield Primary School, Milefield Lane, Grimethorpe, Barnsley, S72 7BH

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Milefield Primary School

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Welcome to the History Curriculum!


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In History, we follow the National Curriculum programmes of study. As a school, we build on Literacy and Maths skills taught throughout their time in primary school. Wherever possible, we link learning throughout the curriculum to a theme or a class novel.


History National Curriculum objectives:


History Curriculum

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Our learning

              The children at Milefield have explored a range of History this year.


  • Dinosaurs
  • Past events  

Key Stage 1:

  • Toys (Past and Present)
  • The Great Fire of London 

Lower Key Stage 2:

  • The Vikings
  • Ancient Egyptians


Upper Key Stage 2:

  • World War II 

History related Educational Visits


 At Milefield, we are keen to provide our children with a range of experiences to help them understand what life was like in the past. Our children have experienced some exciting visits this year, which have given them the opportunity to imagine, explore and question what life was like long ago. 


Key Stage 1


 Key Stage 1 took a visit to Western Park Museum, as part of their topic about Toys. They enjoyed looking at the old toys from the past as well as other historical artefacts.

They had a fantastic day.


Lower Key Stage 2

Years 3 and 4 took a trip to the Viking settlement of York. They started the day at the Jorvik centre, and really enjoyed the ride around the Viking village. They were really intrigued by the skeleton that had been dug up by archeologists belonging to a Viking woman and enjoyed finding out about Viking life. They followed this up with a visit to The DIG, where they became real archeologists and hunted for buried artefacts. 

The visit really brought their learning to life.


Upper Key Stage 2


 The immersive displays  of Eden Camp brought history to life for our year 5 and 6 pupils as they got to experience the sights, sounds and smells of life on the home front and the front line.