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We will miss you, Mr Hollis! So grateful for all the support and care you’ve given to our Oli. Dedicated educators like you make a big difference! And if they’re fashion icons even better 🤣🤣


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No one like Mr Hollis, we are more than sad he is moving on ...thank you for everything..YOU ROCK! 👍🏼❤👍🏼


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Loving the look Mr Hollis - we always said you were a !


Who enjoyed Purley Wayves? 🌊 🌊 Not everyday you build a beach at a primary school!


WHAT A CARNIVAL!!! Thank you to the entire PW community who go above and beyond! I expect to come and see it BIGGER and BETTER next year!


Mr Hollis representing Beauty and the Brains Events whilst wearing


GET EXCITED FOR CARNIVAL! Mr Hollis is! See you all at 3pm!


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The table is ready for the summer fete tomorrow.


Year 1 are making some super pizzas! They look delicious!!😃


Year 2 are having a fabulous time at Brighton!!! The beach is definitely our happy place!😎


Year 2 are having a fabulous time at the British Museum and Art Gallery in Brighton.


We are so lucky to have Mr White in our wraparound team! He’s currently showing the children his racing chair from the European championships!


Teddy Bear’s picnic round 2!!!


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Teddy Bear’s Picnic 2022 Day 1


All set for our first Teddy Bear’s picnic!!


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Can you donate some sweets or a bottle for our fundraising tombola at the summer carnival? We are grateful for any contributions! ❤️💙


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We had a great evening too, !


What a match! Great support! Loved every minute of our match with and it was great to see Miss Parris again!


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At Harris Primary Academy Purley Way (HPAPW) we believe 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.

HF Curriculum Lead - Sam French



Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1

Summer 2


Birth to 3

Make connections between the features of their family and other families


Begin to make sense of their own life-story

Begin to make sense of their family history

Retell their life and family story


Talk about key past and present events in their own lives

Talk about past and present events in others’ lives

Make simple comparisons between old and new

End of Learning Goals (ELGs)

  • Comment on images of familiar situations in the past.
  • Compare and contrast characters from stories, including figures from the past.
  • 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.

Year 1

Link to National Curriculum

Changes within living memory


A significant person who lived in my locality


How have my toys changed over time?


Am I making history?

What makes a person in history significant?

Year 2

Link to National Curriculum

The life of a significant individual from the past

Significant historical event


A significant historical event


A significant historical person – compare and contrast



How should we remember Henry VIII?


Why do we still remember the 5th of November?

How did the Great Fire change London?


Who is the most significant explorer?


Year 3

NC Link

Stone Age


Bronze Age


Iron Age


Changes over time

Achievements of the Earliest Civilisations



Where do the first humans come from?


How did bronze change Britain?


Did life improve in the iron age?


Depth Study: Did Britain really change that much in one million years?

What did the Ancient Egyptians believe in?


Life in Ancient Egypt: What has King Tut taught us?


Year 4

NC Link

Ancient Greece



The Roman Empire


Study of Non-European Society – Benin 900-1300AD



How do we know about Ancient Greece?



Can we thank the Ancient Greeks for anything in our lives today?

What was life like in Ancient Rome?


How did the Romans influence the life in Britain?


How can we learn about the Kingdom of Benin?


Why was Benin so attractive to foreigners?

Year 5

NC Link

Britain’s settlement by Anglo-Saxons and Scots



The Viking and Anglo-Saxon struggle to Edward I



What happened to Britain when the Romans left?


How was Anglo Saxon Britain ruled?


What can we learn from life in Anglo-Saxon England??


The battle of 1066 and what happened next…


Did the Vikings leave an impact on Britain?


Did the Vikings deserve their reputation?


Year 6


A local history study


A study that extends knowledge beyond 1066


A study that extends knowledge beyond 1066



Was life that hard for all Victorian children?


What have the Victorians done for us?


How did life change during WW2?


How did WW2 change Britain?


Democracy over time


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