A Mead historian is a detective who investigates, explores evidence, asks questions and makes rational judgements about the past.  They study a broad range of ancient and British history to help them understand how events of the past have affected their lives today.


Our pupils will gain a coherent knowledge and understanding of Britain’s past and that of the wider world.


By the end of EYFS: The children will start to be starting to understand the world around them as well as the concept of the past and how things change over time.

By the end of KS1: The children will have begun to develop a chronological understanding as well as gain an understanding of the past, present and the future. They would have explored British history, changes within living memory, the lives of significant individuals and significant historical events.

By the end of KS2: The children will have secured their chronological understanding of British, global and ancient history. Their curiosity will be sparked to be lifelong historians through an inquiry based approach. This will allow them to leave Mead with the ability to formulate their own ideas of world history.


To help deepen children’s historical understanding and develop their love for history, we create exciting experiences which allow children to relive the era they are studying. Such experiences include, themed days, visitors ‘from the past’ coming into school, school trips, investigating artefacts and using drama.

Long Term Plan

Celebrating History