Hampton Preparatory School

History Curriculum


History: gossip well told.
— Elbert Hubbard

     Below is a brief outline of the History curriculum for each year group. Once your child is registered with us you will receive an information pack which includes the full curriculum. If you would like to enquire online, please click here.

     Hampton pupils will travel in time, from Ancient Egypt through to the 20th Century. Along the way they begin to understand what life was like for our ancestors and those in far-flung countries, and learn to analyse and evaluate historical evidence and present their findings in well-constructed essays. At Hampton Prep, History will be taught broadly and chronologically from the Stone Age to the First World War, so pupils develop knowledge and understanding of British, local and world history; noting connections, contrasts and trends. Alongside more formal teaching, the children will be encouraged to investigate a time period by looking at, and analysing source materials.

📘People make history through their actions and decisions and in so doing shape the future. By studying some of the exciting and significant events and personalities from the past we aim to:

•  Help pupils make sense of the world around them.
•  Develop their own sense of identity and understand other cultures.
•  Understand concepts of time, change and continuity.
•  Think about right and wrong and what it means to be good citizen.
•  Prepare for the future.

     Pupils in the lower and middle school will be taught history by class teachers whilst pupils in Years 6-8 will receive specialist teaching. Pupils are encouraged to acquire an in depth knowledge of the topics studied and develop their thinking, analytical and literacy skills through discussion, extended writing and source analysis. A whole school project will be studied by all children on the Nigerian history which will result in presentations being delivered by children in lower and middle school and creative displays around the school.