Upper Primary History

The benefits of studying Primary History

Our Upper Primary History homeschooling course covers the requirements of the Key Stage 2 English National Curriculum over 4 years and has an international outlook covering history from around the world.

The History course will fire your child’s curiosity about the past in the wider world. It plays an essential part in preparing children for living and working in today’s world. Throughout the course students will research, use evidence, and argue for their point of view – all skills that are valued in adult life.

This course will help your child to:

  • Gain an understanding of events, places and people in different times and environments.
  • Develop an interest in the past and an appreciation of human achievements and aspirations.
  • Understand how the past was different, how people of other times and places had different values and attitudes.
  • Develop the skills to interpret primary and secondary source material.
  • Distinguish between historical facts and their interpretation.

Once completed, our Upper Primary History homeschooling course lays the foundations for children to transition smoothly to our Secondary History  courses.

Wolsey Hall Oxford is a registered school of Cambridge Assessment International Education

Wolsey Hall is a registered online Cambridge International School.

Wolsey Hall Oxford is a Pearson Edexcel approved centre

We offer a wide range of Upper Primary courses.

Key topics covered

Year 3 – Indus Valley, Bones Stones and Fossils, London in the past

Year 4 – Shang Dynasty, World War II, Benin

Year 5 – Ancient Greeks, Ancient Sumer, Mayan Civilisation

Year 6 – Ancient Egypt, Early Islamic Civilisation, Local History Study

The syllabus and hours of study

  • Allow for up to 1½ hours of study time per week for you and your child to complete each year of Upper Primary History plus additional time for completing assignments.
  • Your child should be able to complete the course in 9 months.
Primary History homeschooling course

Course samples

Course Fees

Thank you so much for your help this year. We have been very happy with the progress Roxanne has made. She has really grown in confidence. It’s hard to believe that when Roxanne started the course she had never written more than a paragraph in her own language, let alone English. Although the creative writing was a struggle to begin with she really took to this aspect of the course, encouraged by her Tutor’s comments. The time travelling allowed her to become an avid reader which helped her imagination blossom. We hope Roxanne will continue to write her stories.
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Theresa McGrath – Primary Homeschooling Parent