The more you know about the past, the better prepared you are for the future.

Theodore Roosevelt.




We aim for a high-quality curriculum, fulfilling the requirements of the National Curriculum for history utilising the Cornerstones Curriculum 2022 to provide a broad, balanced and differentiated curriculum that encompasses British Values throughout and ensuring the progressive development of historical concepts, knowledge and skills. We shape our History curriculum to ensure it is fully inclusive to every child.


Our teaching allows the children to investigate and interpret the past, to understand chronology, build an overview of Britain’s past as well as that of the wider world, and to be able to communicate historically.


We aim for the children to know and understand about significant aspects of the history of the wider world like ancient civilisations and empires; changes in living memory and beyond living memory; to learn about the lives of significant people of the past; understand the methods of historical enquiry and be able to ask and answer high quality questions. We want the children to gain the ability to support, evaluate and challenge their own and others’ views using historical evidence from a range of sources. We want children to enjoy and embed a desire to embrace challenging activities, including opportunities to undertake quality research across a range of history topics, fieldwork and educational visits.




To build a curriculum that is designed to inspire children to want to know more about the past and to think and act as historians.

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