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Horizon Academy Trust is an exempt charity regulated by the Secretary of State for Education.

company number 08411590

registered office is C/O Biggin Hill Primary School, Biggin Avenue, Bransholme, Hull, United Kingdom HU7 4RL.

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Gillshill Primary


Enquiry based approach

As much as possible we use an enquiry-based approach in teaching history throughout the school. This style to learning actively encourages children to ask perceptive questions, makes links with prior knowledge and think critically. We focus on numerous significant and infamous individuals, look at ancient civilisations, as well as studying a broad range of British historical eras. Our curriculum is heavily influence by the city we live in too and the people who have lived here.

History Long Term Plan

Year 1 The History of Me Transport

Significant Royals


Year 2

The Great Fire of London

Significant Victorians


(Local History)

Year 3 Stone Age to Iron Age

The Vikings Ancient Civilisations
Year 4

The Anglo Saxons

Ancient Egyptians 

Hull at War

(Local History)

Year 5

The Romans

Hull’s Fishing Industry

(Local History)

Industry and Trade
Year 6

The Benin

William Wilberforce

(Local History)

Ancient Greeks


Generally, history is taught as part of a wider theme incorporating lots of other curriculum subjects. This means children develop rich and in-depth knowledge as well as gaining a real understanding the complexities of people’s lives, the process of change, diversity and identity.  

As much as possible, we compliment what we learn in the classroom with educational visits and visitors coming into school. Children love the opportunity for active and immersive learning. Our recent, most popular visits have included Eden Camp, Hands on History Egyptian Experience, the York Chocolate Story and Hull Street Life Museum. 


History Documents:

History Intent, Implementation and Impact Statements

History Progression of Skills

History Policy Sept 2020