History Statement of Intent

History fires children’s curiosity to ask questions and know more about Britain’s past and that of the wider world. Children should be encouraged to develop a chronological framework of British history that will enable them to make sense of the new knowledge they acquire. This will also allow them to understand the process of change, to see how we arrived ‘here’ and help them to make sense of the present. We want children to investigate these past events and develop the skills of enquiry, analysis and problem solving. Children will learn to value their own and other people’s cultures in modern, multi-cultural Britain.


We ensure that teachers of the subject have excellent subject knowledge, and leadership supports that acquisition of this for non-specialist teachers. Subject matter is presented clearly, teachers carefully check learning and identify misconceptions, providing direct feedback. Teaching is designed to ensure children know more and remember more. National Curriculum statutory requirements are planned and delivered using strategies based on our school ethos of awe and wonder. This includes:

  • Topic related ‘wow’ and ‘reflection’
  • Topic displays
  • Themed continuous provision
  • Vocabulary
  • Carefully chosen resources


Children will know more, remember more and understand more about history. This is evidenced through pupil voice, monitoring and looking at outcomes, which are measured by looking at whether children are working below, at or above the national standard. Children are to retain prior-learning and explicitly make connections between what they have previously learned and what they are currently learning.