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History Co-Ordinator:  Mrs Elly Coppenhall
History Curriculum Vision

At Carlton C of E Primary our intention is to foster a love of History and inspire curiosity about Britain’s past and that of the wider world. We do so through a range of engaging topics that we know will stimulate our pupils’ interest and that provide rich and varied learning opportunities whilst also meeting the requirements of the National Curriculum.

Our teaching equips pupils with knowledge about the history of Britain and how it has influenced and been influenced by the wider world. They will learn about and understand some significant aspects of the history of the wider world like ancient civilisations and empires, as well as the lives of significant people of the past.

Our broad, differentiated curriculum is accessible to all and enables progressive development of knowledge and the transferable skills of enquiry, research and analysis. We also aim to promote spiritual, moral, social and cultural development in line with our school’s commitment to British and Christian values.

We want children to enjoy and love learning about history, not just through experiences in the classroom, but also with the use of fieldwork and educational visits.


What we want to achieve:

At Carlton CofE Primary we provide a clear and comprehensive History curriculum in line with the National Curriculum. This is achieved through quality first teaching of termly topics, and a range of resources are made available to deepen knowledge and understanding and promote interest. These include books from the local library service, photographs and documents, artefacts and educational visits. We encourage parents to support their children in finding out more about the topic being studied and to bring in items of interest to share with the class.

Consideration is given to ensure a clear progression of skills and knowledge across the key stages. Children are introduced to key vocabulary and concepts relevant to their stage of learning, and teachers and support staff ensure that learners are challenged and supported in line with the school’s commitment to inclusion.


How we will do this:

Children will leave Carlton CofE Primary with a love of history and the enthusiasm to learn more as they move into their new schools. The vast majority of children will have met the age-related expectations for the subject and will have a secure understanding of the key concepts and vocabulary associated with the subject. They will be well-placed to build on their prior learning at a higher level and use lessons learned from the past to influence the decisions they make in the future.