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History: is the study of the past, through which pupils develop an awareness and understanding of the ways in which peoples’ lives and the societies in which they lived developed. Learning about history enables pupils to develop their knowledge and understanding of the history of their countries and cultures as well as of their own.


Aims: The aims of history in our school are to

  • develop the skills which enable children to find out about the past
  • develop a sense and understanding of time
  • to help children understand society and their place within it, so that they develop a sense of their cultural heritage
  • develop children’s knowledge and understanding of a variety of historical periods and different cultures and societies
  • develop children’s knowledge and understanding of historical ideas and concepts - causation, change and continuity over time
  • develop children’s ability to investigate and interpret the past in different ways through a variety of historical sources and techniques
  • develop children’s ability to communicate their ideas and findings, in different ways, and to organise their work through a wide range of outcomes.
  • understand how Britain is part of a wider European culture and to study some aspects of European and World history


Learning Outcomes - These identify how we intend to achieve the aims. They guide, through curriculum planning and our history scheme of work, what we want pupils to have done in the classroom in each of the following aspects of the subject (See Planning)

  • chronological understanding
  • knowledge and understanding
  • historical interpretation
  • historical enquiry
  • organisation and communication


Overview of History and Geography topics

History Progression Map