‘A people without the knowledge of their past history, origin and culture is like a tree without roots’

Marcus Garvey

, we teach history to provide the children with an understanding and appreciation of Britain’s past, and that of the wider world. Our curriculum should inspire pupils’ curiosity to know more about the past. Teaching should equip pupils to understand the complexity of people’s lives, the process of change, the diversity of societies and the relationship between different groups. We intend on delivering a curriculum, which teaches our pupils to:

• Know and understand the history of the UK, and how it shaped the world, as a coherent, chronological narrative, from the earliest times to the present day.

• Know and understand significant aspects of the history of the wider world, such as ancient civilisations, empires and past non-European societies

• Know about significant historical events, people and places.

• Develop an understanding of change, chronology and human achievements over time.

• Understand historical concepts, such as continuity and change, cause and consequence, similarity, difference and significance, and use these to analyse.

• Understand the methods of historical enquiry such as using evidence to support arguments.

• Gain a historical perspective by placing their growing knowledge into different contexts, understanding the connections between local, regional, national and international history, and past, present and future.

• Express their thoughts and learning verbally, through writing and visually.

• Develop and compliment their cultural awareness of different times and places, beliefs and lifestyles.

• Develop a respect for the abilities of other children, and encourage them to collaborate and cooperate across a range of activities and experiences.

Concept Progression Map

History Overview Y1/2

History Overview Y3/4

History Overview Y5/6

Children’s Concept Maps

Knowledge Organisers

Medium Term Planning (2023 – 24 is Cycle B)