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What does history look like in 2020/21?

We use physical timelines to teach children about past events and help them with their chronological understanding.

Focus Images

At the beginning of each history topic, children will be given a focus image. They will look closely at the source asking historical questions about it. At the end of the topic, children will be given the same image and write about what they've learnt throughout the topic to show lots of progression!

Year 2 Great Fire of London

History Timeline

What did history look like in 2019/2020?

Why is Enquiry so important in history lessons?

Enquiry involves asking questions about the past and finding answers by exploring the sources left from the past.


At Adel Primary School, we're shaping our lessons around enquiry questions and giving the pupils a chance to explore, discuss and investigate.  

Year 1 - Enquiry Question?

Why do we buy poppies in November?

Whilst we were re-enacting WW1, we discovered that poppies grew in the field were the soldiers fell and are a symbol to remember them by.

Year 2 Enquiry Question - Who was the greatest explorer?

Year 3 Enquiry Question - Would you rather live in the Stone Age, Bronze Age or Iron Age?

Year 4 Enquiry Question - How can we find out about the civilisation of Ancient Greece?

Year 5 Enquiry Question - Would you like to be a child in Victorian Britain?

Year 6 Enquiry Question - Are modern day punishments too harsh?

Year 6 Enquiry Question - Was the Battle of Britain a significant turning point in World War 2?

What does History look like at our school?

Year 5 at Armley Mills Victorian schoolroom 

Year 6

Active learning, exploring sources of Victorian Crimes and Punishments 

Drama at Skara Brae

What are the threats and assets for a Stone Age hunter gatherer?

What are the similarities and differences between a hunter gatherer and Neolithic farmer?

Year 3 have been trying to get to grips with cause and effect whilst studying the Ancient Egyptians

Did the Anglo-Saxons settle in our local area?

What was it like for Victorian children working down the mines?

Year 5 studied the Early Islamic Civilisation and they had to compare what it was like in Baghdad and London in 900AD

Year 6 used a variety of primary and secondary sources to answer this enquiry question

The all new and exciting Leeds Curriculum


Check out the website below for some fascinating and interesting facts about what life was like in Leeds years ago.


Did you know hippos once roamed the streets of Leeds?


Go and see for yourself what it was like in Leeds in the past