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Growing In Faith and Learning

'Growing in Faith and Learning' 'Life in all it's fullness' John 10:10

Welcome to St Leonard's CofE Primary School

Welcome to St. Leonard’s Church of England Primary School. We hope our website gives you a flavour of our vibrant, happy school and the achievements of our delightful children. We are a thriving church school in the picturesque village of Wigginton with a strong Christian ethos, growing in faith and learning. We passionately believe in developing the ‘whole child’ and ensure all children have the opportunity to reach their goals and shine in their own unique and wonderful way. Our kind, caring and dedicated team nurture, motivate and encourage our children to be confident and well-rounded members of their community. I am incredibly proud to be the Headteacher of St. Leonard’s, a place where children develop a passion for learning, feel good about themselves, are proud of their achievements and create lasting memories of friendship and connection in our school family. I warmly invite you to come and visit us at St. Leonard’s Mrs Kirsty Cullen, Headteacher.


History Statement of Intent


At St. Leonard's, a high-quality history education will enable children to gain a coherent knowledge and understanding of Britain’s past and that of the wider world. It will inspire their curiosity to know more about the past. Through the teaching, children will be able to ask perceptive questions, think critically, weigh evidence, sift arguments, and develop perspective and judgement. History helps our children 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.

Useful Information

Do you want to know what your child will be learning in History?


Below you will find a copy of our History policy which will give you an idea of what we are aiming to achieve in History at St. Leonard's. You will also find a copy of our long term curriculum map. In our school, we follow a two year rolling programme (as we have mixed age classes). This ensures that children have full coverage of the National Curriculum and do not repeat any topics/learning.


To ensure that throughout their time with us; children are building their skills ready for their next stage in learning we have produced a progression of skills map. Take a look at the map to see what is expected of your child at the end of each year group.


Whilst in History lessons we are focusing on 'History' skills we also expect children to apply their English and Maths skills and in other contexts.


Finally, I have added a link to the National Curriculum.


If you have any History related questions please do not hesitate to contact Mr Postlethwaite who leads History in our school.

History Curriculum

History Progression of skills map

History Priorities for 2022-2023


This year in History the key areas for development are:


  • To address any gaps in knowledge and skills that have not been addressed due to lost learning as a result of Covid

  • Continue to develop children’s understanding chronology

  • Develop long term and medium term plans to ensure coverage and development of ski


Tutankhamun Artwork

Egyptian Day

Roman Day- Owls- Year 3 and 4

Kingfishers- Great Fire of London Drama

Trip to the Natural History Museum

Trip to Sudbury Hall to learn about toys through time

World War Two workshop