Forestdale Primary School

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Be on time..... gates open at 8:40 and close at 8:50 - learning starts at 8.40am in class.....


All our curriculum starts in our Foundation Stage click on the link below to see how we teach History in EYFS


At Forestdale we want ALL children, including SEND, to be inspired to understand about the past, especially Britain’s past, and how it influences their lives today.  Children are encouraged to question, assess evidence and give their opinions about historical events and figures.  They are encouraged to think about how history has influenced their lives.


By the end of Year 6 children will leave school with an understanding of the history of Great Britain from the earliest times to the present day.  They will have studied how people’s lives have shaped our nation and how Britain has influenced and been influenced by the wider world.  Throughout their time at Forestdale, children will have explored ancient civilisations, empires and societies and will have a good understanding of historical concepts such as continuity and change, cause and consequence, similarity, difference and significance. They will also understand the methods of historical enquiry, including how evidence is used rigorously to make historical claims, and discern how and why contrasting arguments and interpretations of the past have been constructed.   It is important that children can put these into real life context and, where possible, children investigate how events and people in history have influenced their lives in the present.

The document below gives an overview of the building blocks of learning for each year group including the key knowledge and vocabulary children will be learning.

Forestdale follow the National Curriculum for History which can be found by clicking the link below:


Awards we have received so far.

  • Primary Science
  • Healthy Schools
  • Health for Life
  • Artsmark Award
  • EEF
  • Big Lottery Fund
  • Music Mark