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Chess has been a great addition to the clubs on offer this term. The next challenge is to teach others during break. ♟️


🎉 🎉 CARNIVAL is coming…. 🎉🎉


🖼️ Year 5 had a fantastic time yesterday at the National Portrait Galley! We saw some inspiring artwork 🖼️


HPAPW PTA Chocolate BingoPre-order your Bingo games today!


Some Year 5 and 6 pupils have been completing their Level 1 in Bikeability. They have had a great time learning how to check their bikes, start and stop safely and use basic signals. Great skills for life! 🚲


🖼️ 🖌️ Thank you to Art-K Purley who have kindly donated a children’s holiday workshop voucher as one of our Carnival raffle prizes! 🖌️🖼️


Our Purley Way choir performed for us during singing assembly today. What a great way to start the week! 🎶


Good luck to our Y6 pupils as they complete their KS2 SATs this week! You should already be so proud of yourselves for showing such determination this year. We are all (quietly) cheering for you this week at HPAPW! 📖✍️📝


It was amazing to see so many of our parents/carers at our Speech and Language coffee morning this morning! Hope you all enjoy participating in Bucket Time at home! 🪣 💬


📖 📕 Nightingale class enjoyed exploring Croydon library! They learnt about everything it has to offer and loved reading a wide variety of books! 📚 📖 Don’t forget you can sign up for free


📖 📕 Nightingale enjoyed their trip to Croydon Library We learnt so much about what the library has to offer and read some lovely books!📕 📖 Don’t forget to sign your child up to the library for free!


🖼️ Canary class have taken inspiration from classic pueblo pottery to create their own coil pots! Adding decorative shapes ready to paint next week 🖼️


🌟 Our next Purley Way Parent Pop-in will be on Tuesday 14th May from 3:45pm. We look forward to seeing our parents/ carers pop-in! 🌟


Our next coffee morning is being hosted on: Thursday 9th May at 8:45 with a interactive session from a Speech and Language Therapist! We look forward to seeing you there! ☕🗯


Some of our families are all set up for our Small Business Market!


🐇🐰 The Easter Bunny is hopping its way around the academy today! 🐰🐇


🐣🐇 We had an egg-cellent Easter bonnet parade today! What lovely bonnets! 🐇🐣


Some of our families are all set up for our Small Business Market!


🐇🐰 The Easter Bunny is hopping its way around the academy today! 🐰🐇


🐣🐇 We had an egg-cellent Easter bonnet parade today! What lovely bonnets! 🐇🐣

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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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