Albion Primary School



it is our intent to help pupils engage with local history through multiple opportunities to delve into the past, work in the classroom and through educational visits. 

Pupils will gain a coherent knowledge and understanding of Britain’s past and that of the wider world.  History helps pupils to understand the complexity of people’s lives and identify the challenges of our time.

At Albion Primary pupils will secure a significant historical perspective by placing their growing knowledge into different contexts and understand connections between local, regional, national and international history. As a result of the accumulation of essential knowledge, pupils’ cultural capital and historical disciplines will be substantial and will provide a secure foundation that will enable them to succeed in the next stage of their education.

Children are taught the history of the British Isles from The Stone Age to World War 2, as well as studying other non-European cultures including Ancient Greece and Ancient Benin. We choose topics which allow them to explore the past, think about the present and prepare them for the future. We strive to reflect our multicultural community and our locality through the units we teach.

In History we aim to give children the opportunity to:

  • Develop their understanding of chronology
  • Develop their understanding of how people’s lives have been shaped by history
  • Explore how Britain has influenced and been influenced by History
  • Research different historical aspects using a range of resources, e.g. pictures, photographs, artefacts, drawings and people’s testimonies
  • Communicate their findings using a wide range of historical vocabulary

At Albion we consistently promote children’s spiritual, moral, social and cultural development helping them to have a greater understanding of their place in the world, as Rotherhithe has its own rich history and the children need to understand it in the context of Britain’s past and the wider context of the global community of which they are present.


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