We believe History should stimulate the children’s interest and understanding about the lives and times of people who lived in the past. We believe children should have a strong awareness of a range of cultural heritages and how they fit into a chronological timeline.

We aim to inspire our pupil’s curiosity through a range of different activities. The children examine both primary and secondary sources of evidence, they visit sights of historical significance through a range of different trips and we encourage visitors to come into the school to talk about their experiences of the past.

The children will learn about a range of different historical periods, some of our current topics include; ‘The Great Fire of London’, ‘Space Travel; Neil Armstrong’, ‘Ancient Egypt’, ‘The Romans’ and ‘World War II’. Through all these topics the ultimate aim is that the children are curious and inspired about the past, so they are able to ask perceptive questions, think critically and develop their own perspectives and judgements.

History Leaders

The History Leaders at Middlestown Primary Academy are an integral part of our leadership team.

They work alongside Mrs Sholi to drive forward improvements in the teaching and learning of History, and they ensure that History has a high profile in school with lessons/events that promote curiosity and acquisition of knowledge and skills.

Furthermore, they help Mrs Sholi monitor History by observing lessons, supporting with pupil voice interviews and looking at learning in workbooks. They hold assemblies and competitions and are just all round History enthusiasts!

We look forward to sharing some of their achievements over the course of this year.

Knowledge Organisers

Topics covered in History

Key Stage 1 

Year 1:

  • The Great Fire of London
  • Queen Victoria – Old and New Objects
  • How the Seaside has Changed

Year 2

  • Local Artists – Barbara Hepworth
  • The Titanic
  • The Race to Space

Key Stage 2

Year 3

  • Stone Age to Iron Age
  • Romans
  • Ancient Greece

Year 4

  • Anglo-Saxons
  • Vikings
  • Ancient Egyptians

Year 5

  • The Battle of Wakefield
  • The Tudors
  • Ancient Islamic Civilisations

Year 6

  • Coal Mining Disasters
  • World War II
  • Crime and Punishment through the Ages

Our History Learning

Black History Month

We had a fantastic week celebrating Black History Month.


Below are some photos that showcase our learning:


Egyptians - Year Four

Year Four have been learning about the Egyptians. Amongst lots of other exciting lessons, they have been learning about Tutankhamun. They had to generate Historical enquiry questions to ask Tutankhamun. Perhaps ask them what his answers were!


The Great Fire of London - Year One

Year One have been bursting with enthusiasm over their Great Fire of London topic. They created a human timeline of the key events, re-enacted the different ways that Londoners tried to put out the fire and they examined sources of evidence to find clues about how the fire started.


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The Accord Multi Academy Trust is an educational charity established in September 2016 that is currently made up of four academies who were the founding members of the Trust. In September 2016 Horbury Academy and Ossett Academy & Sixth Form College came together, moving away from their stand-alone Trust status and were joined in December 2016 by Horbury Primary Academy and Middlestown Primary Academy.

The overarching vision for the Trust is to work in one ‘Accord – celebrating the differences of each academy through strong collaboration in order to inspire all members of our learning community to be the best that they can be.

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