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Our curriculum enables children to:

  • Understand concepts, themes and genres

  • Acquire and apply knowledge and skill

  • Develop vocabulary

So that they:

  • develop a strong sense of belonging with a good understanding of the wider world.

  • be inspired to raise their ambition.

  • grow resilience as determined and independent individuals.

  • show kindness, respect and tolerance.

Intent: Through our history curriculum children will access, acquire, attempt and apply substantive (factual) and disciplinary (skill-based) knowledge whilst building on their history vocabulary. They will learn about key periods, events and individuals in history, under the key concepts of power, conflict and achievement. They will also develop their understanding of how to interpret information and sources, chronology, continuity and change and how to present and communicate. 


Through our history curriculum children will:

-be taught new knowledge through the implementation of the history progression maps

-explore key concepts through the new knowledge

-make links and group knowledge to develop schemas

-build vocabulary as a result of direct teaching

- regularly retrieve learning to move knowledge from short term to long term memory

-practice the skills (disciplinary knowledge) of being a historian


The impact of our history curriculum is demonstrated in the following ways:

-what children say (pupil questioning, explanations, discussion contributions, verbal retrieval)

-what children do (displays, floor books, history books, English books, mind-mapping for retrieval)

Curriculum Design: History Profile 


KS1 Progression Map

History KS2


Progression map

History KS2


Progression map

History KS2


Progression map

History Skills Progression 

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