History : curriculum intent

At Marshland Primary Academy, we aim for all children to develop a sense of identity through not only learning about the past in the context of their community, but also the wider world. We want them to understand and appreciate how it has shaped their lives.

Our History curriculum is accessible to all and maximises the outcomes for every child so that they know more, remember more and understand more.

Children will be taught as historians to understand how Britain has influenced and has been influenced by the wider world. They will be taught to make links and connections within and across periods of history and to understand the concepts of causation, change and significance.

Children will be taught to work as ‘historians’ to interpret a range of sources to learn about the past and to understand that there are differing interpretations of the past, enabling them to appreciate historical bias.

History : curriculum implementation

  • Our history curriculum follows the National Curriculum for history and across Key Stage Two, we teach each historical unit in a chronological order.
  • We provide all children access to the history curriculum, planned specifically for their year group.
  • Through our curriculum, we want all pupils to gain a coherent knowledge and understanding of Britain’s past and that of the wider world.
  • Through quality first teaching and clear planning, we will provide a sequence of lessons that inspire active, independent, curious learners, who can ask perceptive questions, think critically and weigh evidence.
  • We offer a variety of strategies across a unit of learning. These lessons reference and link to prior learning, they promote discussion and questioning, they provide a range of resources and expose our children to relevant knowledge and vocabulary.

History Planning

Further information and resources

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