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Our history curriculum is to be sequential and relevant to all children. Our curriculum builds on learnt knowledge and skills from previous year groups as well as previous lessons. Our curriculum seeks to develop inquisitive thinking in our children, encouraging them to asks questions and explore the world’s history. We strive to offer new and exciting experiences including; external trips and internal visitors, as well as using artefacts and technology to support this. We seek to develop confidence, self-esteem and resilience, as our children are encouraged to develop and explore their ideas and areas of interest. With this, independence is promoted with a contribution to developing intrinsic learners. We will use our history curriculum to explore topics that highlight; inequality and injustice to support the development of respect and celebration of diversity within our community. We will link the Sustainable Development Goals within our History Curriculum where relevant to expose our children to relevant world issues that can be used to highlight/ support the development and changes within our economy and society. 


The national curriculum for History aims to ensure that all pupils:

  • Know and understand the history of these islands as a coherent, chronological narrative, from the earliest times to the present day: how people’s lives have shaped this nation and how Britain has influenced and been influenced by the wider world
  • Know and understand significant aspects of the history of the wider world: the nature of ancient civilisations; the expansion and dissolution of empires; characteristic features of past non-European societies; achievements and follies of mankind
  • Gain and deploy a historically grounded understanding of abstract terms such as ‘empire’, ‘civilisation’, ‘parliament’ and ‘peasantry’
  • Understand historical concepts such as continuity and change, cause and consequence, similarity, difference and significance, and use them to make connections, draw contrasts, analyse trends, frame historically valid questions and create their own structured accounts, including written narratives and analyses
  • Understand the methods of historical enquiry, including how evidence is used rigorously to make historical claims, and discern how and why contrasting arguments and interpretations of the past have been constructed