"If you want to understand today, you have to search yesterday." Pearl Buck

At Potters Gate and St Andrew's, we are historical investigators who are curious to discover the past in Britain and the Wider World. We are able to:-

explore - examine - enquire - interpret 

 We want to promote curiosity and fascination, so children can be passionate to dive into past events.

  • We aim to equip children with the tools to ask questions about Historical events and use their previous learning to try to answer them.
  • We want all children to have a wealth of knowledge of events that have happened in the past and think about where they could come on a timeline.
  • We will develop in children a sense of who they are and celebrate different culture and diversity through different aspects such as Black History Month.
  • Utilising the Farnham Museum allows our children to have first hand experience of our local History.

Subject Curriculum Overview 

Exemplars of work 

History (ID 1045)



  • Victorian Day
    Year 1
  • Windsor Castle
    Year 2
  • Painshill Park
    Year 3
  • Egyptian Day
    Year 4
  • Hampton Court
    Year 5
  • World War II
    Year 6



we promote our core values when learning about the past:


We learn to show respect towards people from other eras and their cultures, whilst looking at how to learn to understand and appreciate people from every walk of life, past and present.


Justice focuses on equity and fairness, and we look at the past, from seeing peoples’ victories, their complexities and imperfections. We enquire into what brought the world we live in to its present state and reflect on what we should be expected to do to make it a better place.


We look at the past to discover how individuals and communities have been able to embrace transformation to bounce forward, and the ability to preserve core values, even in the face of loss and injustice.



Studying history helps us understand how trust can be built in communities, cultures and religion. We look at different leaders in the past and reflect on how we can improve our futures.