Statement of Intent

The history curriculum across the federation makes full use of resources within the immediate and wider local area enabling children to develop a deep understanding of the rich history of their locality.


Topics are informed by the national curriculum and are sensitive to children’s interests.

They are carefully planned and structured to ensure that current learning is linked to previous learning and aims to ensure that all pupils:

  • gain a coherent knowledge and understanding of Britain’s past and that of the wider world which helps to stimulate pupils’ curiosity to know more about the past
  • are encouraged to ask perceptive questions, think critically, weigh evidence, sift arguments, and develop perspective and judgement
  • begin to understand the complexity of people’s lives, the process of change, the diversity of societies and relationships between different groups, as well as their own identity and the challenges of their time.


  • History is taught in blocks throughout the year, so that children achieve depth in their learning. It is taught with reference to our Federation progression document.
  • Teachers identify the key knowledge and skills of each topic and ensure progression across topics throughout each year group.



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