Trafalgar Road, Colchester, Essex CO3 9AS

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Lexden Primary School

Community, Courage, Curiosity and Commitment





Photos in our slide show:

  • Year 1 - Topic Banquet day learning about castles. 
  • Year 2 - Local history learning walk to Gryme's Dyke looking at Iron Age ditches. A visit to London and Pudding Lane to learn about the Great Fire of London and exploring how the fire spread by setting fire to our own houses.
  • Year 3 - Visiting the Chelmsford Museum to find out more about the Stone Age; 'shooting arrows' to catch food; cooking food on an open fire during their Stone Age day in Forest Schools and creating Stonehenge out of biscuits.
  • Year 4 - Took part in an Ancient Greek workshop, enjoying different skills that would have been taught during the Ancient Greek times, performing in a play and enjoying a feast.
  • Year 5 - Visited West Stow Anglo-Saxon village as part of their Vikings and Anglo-Saxon unit.
  • Year 6 - went to visit Duxford Air Museum in connection with their World War II learning.    


History:  Statement of Intent


Historical Vocabulary

Historical Questions

Stories & Sources

Historical Concepts

Purpose of Study:

A high-quality history education provides pupils with a coherent knowledge and understanding of Britain’s past and that of the wider world. It should inspire curiosity and equip children to generate perceptive questions, think critically, weigh evidence, sift arguments and develop perspective and judgement. History helps pupils 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.


Who is the Lexden Historian?


The Lexden Historian has a strong understanding of chronology and can confidently make connections across local, British and world history. They can generate critical and historically- valid questions about the past and suggest how to find the answers. They can efficiently and effectively use an increasingly wide range of stories and sources and can weigh, sift, select and organise relevant information. The Lexden Historian has a strong grasp of the correct historical vocabulary and can apply this to communicate historically in a range of ways.



Key elements to our History Curriculum:


  • EYFS will focus on their personal history;
  • KS1 will gain an understanding of history through the study of significant individuals and will look at changes within living memory and beyond.
  • Working forwards chronologically in KS2 from the Stone Age in Y3 to the most recent history in Y6;
  • Each year group will carry out a study of local history to ensure an understanding of how changes in history, have an impact on our surroundings.
  • A whole school approach based on Lexden’s core values of community, courage and commitment, woven through historical learning to encourage the understanding that history is closely connected to these values;
  • Purposeful, engaging learning opportunities to encourage a love of learning about history;

Objectives across all strands revisited and embedded within and across year groups and key stages to ensure that learning expands and builds on prior knowledge.