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Our history curriculum builds essential historical knowledge and skills children will need now and in their future. Through carefully sequenced progression of learning, children’s historical knowledge is built on and remembered over time.

The history curriculum would be focused around 3 specific learning points; historical knowledge, chronology and using sources. These 3 areas focus our learning, whilst children make comparisons of historical periods over a range of time periods. Children gain a coherent knowledge and understanding of Britain’s past and that of the wider world, while thinking critically, weighing evidence, sifting arguments and developing perspective and judgement. We ensure that careful attention is paid to regularly revisiting knowledge, key concepts and vocabulary so that the learning is consolidated and progress is maximised. Children learn through a range of focused reading, as well as understanding equalities from the times we study and how the past has influenced the world we live in today.

Through history we largely focus on our values ‘Community, Difference, Belief & Leadership’. Children build understanding on how historical figures and events shape these values, as well as developing knowledge and empathy in order to build these qualities in their own character. This ensures our children are knowledgeable about a wider range of historical culture and confident about discussing its value and merits. Our History curriculum builds cultural capital in our children and teaches the qualities that lead to creating well-rounded global citizens.

We want:

  • Reading supporting historical understanding
  • Children who can articulate well through speaking
  • Children who aspire to understand and care about the world they live in
  • History curriculum teaching to alter children’s long term memory