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Through the geography curriculum our Gospel values of justice, community and service will be addressed, and the learning behaviours for our pupils; curiosity, creativity, resourcefulness, resilience and responsibility will enable them to explore the foundations of life-long historians.

  • Our pupils are inspired to “think as a historian,” being curious to know more about the past with the ability to ask perceptive questions, think critically and develop perspective and a point of view.
  • Know about the history of these islands in a coherent and chronological way.
  • know and understand significant aspects of the history of the wider world

They should begin to use common words and phrases relating to the passing of time and know where the events studied fit within the chronological framework. Our pupils reasoning and understanding will enable them to identify similarities and differences between ways of life in different periods. Pupils have a developing understanding of historical enquiry.



Based on research of learning and cognition our curriculum is designed to ensure learning is built on over time in an organised and sequential way. The curriculum is organised to address themes that are relevant to the local environment as well as being connected to other curriculum subjects.  

The skills of a historian are taught through:

  • Lessons with depth,
  • Core knowledge supported by the use of our own knowledge organisers,
  • A clear purpose for the learning,

Pupils building on prior learning projects to establish a good starting point for each topic.



The impact of the history curriculum will be measured in the following ways:

  • Pupil voice – children able to confidently talk about their learning and recall recent and previous learning
  • Pupil voice – children able to show how historical knowledge is impacting on their choices as citizens.
  • Standards and quality of children’s learning as evaluated through learning reviews, and knowledge assessments.