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Our History Intent - The Roots of our History Curriculum

Our History curriculum intent is linked to our school values and sets out the core principles of our curriculum.


Loving: We want history to fire children’s curiosity about the past in Britain and the wider world and help them to understand the diversity of human experience.  During the teaching of history, children will develop compassion and respect for the lives of those living in the past.


Inspirational: Within history, children will use high quality fiction and non-fiction texts to learn about key features of events and about the lives of people living in different periods. First-hand learning experiences such as educational visits will be used to enrich children’s learning of history and promote awe and wonder. Where possible, the local area and our local community will be used as a source to find out about the past.


Fun: We deliver the curriculum through a variety of approaches including books, artefacts, photographs, displays, websites, videos, TV programmes, research, drama, visits, History Days and topic collections to provide ‘hands on’ experiences and appeal to a range of learning styles.


Educational: We aim for a high-quality history curriculum that has been carefully designed and sequenced to equip our children with a secure, coherent knowledge of British, local and world history. Curriculum content is knowledge and vocabulary rich, in a sequenced chronological order, allowing children to develop their understanding of abstract concepts as they move through this school and their complete educational journey.