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Our curriculum will give children:

  • An excellent knowledge and understanding of people, events and contexts from a range of historical periods and of historical concepts.
  • A passion for history and an enthusiastic engagement in learning, which develops curiosity, the ability to think, debate, reflect, discuss, question and evaluate the past. 
  • The ability to think critically about history and confidently share and explain ideas.
  • A respect for historical evidence and an ability to use it to support and explain ideas and judgements when reflecting on the past. Using primary and secondary resources, materials and artefacts.
  • Deeper knowledge and understanding through visits, workshops and experiences
  • Developed cross curricular links and connect with the local and wider community to extend knowledge of local history and the immediate environment 
  • A deeper understanding of the world and locality we live in today and how history has helped to shape that.


Our curriculum will be experienced through:

  • Our long-term plan which is based on the Cornerstones model and enables us over a twoyear (R/KS1) and four-year cycle (KS2) to cover all National Curriculum objectives.
  • Planning is differentiated by class groupings (4-year groups) with the possibility of differentiating further for specific year group targets, and to meet pupil needs.
  • Strong and definite links between English, maths and science where appropriate and the theme of the project.
  • Specific language and vocabulary taught through knowledge organisers and communication, speech and language opportunities being fully exploited. 
  • Teachers and support staff having a sound subject knowledge of the curriculum and projects being taught.
  • Educational trips, visits, workshops that are planned and arranged to engage and further the children’s’ learning, skills and enthusiasm for history. 
  • Locally based resources, sites and artefacts exploited and used readily and frequently.


Our curriculum will give the pupils:

  • An engaging curriculum that will provide motivation to learn, to develop further skills and knowledge and understanding allowing them to make good or better progress.
  • A developed love of writing for a purpose and an interest in reading for information and pleasure from different styles and genres.
  • An increased knowledge of the world and the country and locality that they live in.
  • Cross curricular links that are made to develop children’s’ vocabulary and knowledge

Click here for History overview

Click here for EYFS Understanding the World

Click here for History progression document

Click here for History Vocabulary Progression