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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

I am delighted to welcome you to our website. I am proud to be the Headteacher at St. Leonard’s CofE Primary & Nursery School. We are located in the beautiful village of Wigginton and have a very strong community who are keen to support our school. Our strong Christian ethos underpins everything we do and everyone associated with our school is committed to helping our children ‘Grow in Faith and Learning’. Catherine Young- 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 2021-2022


This year in History the key areas for development are:


  • Identify and address any gaps due to lost learning during pandemic. 
  • Continue to develop children's understanding of Chronology
  • Invest in resources and/or experiences to enhance learning and make it more memorable
  • Add P levels to skills map


Roman Day- Owls- Year 3 and 4

Kingfishers- Great Fire of London Drama

Trip to the Natural History Museum

Kingfishers' trip to Sudbury Hall to learn about toys through time

World War Two workshop