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Our curriculum provides a continuous opportunity for all pupils to build upon their chronological knowledge  and understanding of British, local and world history. Each year pupils build on previously taught skills and are given the opportunity to dive deeper into the chronological narrative from the earliest of times to the present day. Pupils are given the opportunity to travel back in history and recognise how this has shaped us as people today - allowing them to consider, how over time, people learn from mistakes, experience and knowledge. They will study influential historians and consider the impact of their work and use sources of evidence and historical context to develop curiosity and enquiry skills. Pupils will be provided with the opportunity to question, think critically and develop perspective and judgement. They will understand historical concepts such as continuity and change, cause and consequence, similarity, difference and significance, and use them to make connections, draw contrasts, analyse trends, frame historically-valid questions and create their own structured accounts, including written narratives and analyses. The History that we teach is a platform to provide historical fascination and enjoyment for all.



The history curriculum is delivered to pupils in a range of formats.

  • Topic Hook Days - deep exploration of a topic and providing a stimulus for enquiry and curiosity.
  • Regular history lessons.
  • Vocabulary lessons with a direct link to the topic being studied. With a focus on topic words and exploration, giving pupils the platform to boost cultural capital.
  • School trips and guest speakers.
  • Deep Dive Days - collapsed curriculum days to allow opportunity for further study additional to curriculum coverage e.g. Mayflower 300, World Cup History or a study of a significant person in history.
  • Work is added to our 'whole-school working wall' for all pupils to see and develop curiosity about other areas of study.


Upon the success of a well-planned and delivered history lessons, we will use quizzes, mind maps, posters, displays and pupil questionnaires and feedback activities to measure the impact of each unit. Pupils will be successful in applying and building upon existing skills from topic to topic, year to year and their curiosity and eagerness to know more will grow with them as they progress through school. 






National Curriculum KS2 History

History subject overview 2020 - 2021

SBFS Long Term Plan 2020 - 2021

History KS2 skills progression 2020 - 2021