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Through our History curriculum, all children will gain an understanding of the past through learning about human achievements and experiences.


At Broad Oak Primary the purpose of our history curriculum is to inspire in our pupils a curiosity and fascination about Britain’s past and the wider world. We aspire for our children to develop into active learners who not only have a passion for history, but who are equipped with the skills to think and act as historians.

The core aims of our history curriculum are for our children to be able to ask perceptive questions, to think critically, to weigh evidence and sift arguments and to develop perspective and judgement.

Through the study of history at Broad Oak we want our children to be able to begin to understand the complexity of people’s lives, the process of change, the diversity of societies and relationships between different groups as well as their own identity and the challenges of their time.

Our history curriculum is informed by the National Curriculum and makes strong links to our wider local area to enable children to develop a deep understanding of the rich history of the locality in which they live. This supports our children to develop perspective of how our locality is part of the story of history and helps pupils to gain a sense of their own identity within a social, political, cultural and economic background.

We will help our children to understand that history is all around us and to use specific vocabualry to describe historical periods, events and artefacts. They will learn about the history of our local area and beyond. Our children will be taught about changes within living memory, events beyond living memory and about the lives of significant individuals in the past and of significant historical events. They will also learn how life has changed through the ages starting at the Stone Age.  

At Broad Oak Primary, our history curriculum is planned in line with the National Curriculum throughout KS1 and KS2.

Our EYFS follows the “Development Matters in the EYFS” guidance which aims for all children in reception to have an “Understanding of the World; people and communities, the world and technology” by the end of the academic year.

Use our progression map and your child's year group curriculum map to find out more.

How can you help?

Help your children to be aware of the history around them, visit museums, research at libraries and on the internet; watch and discuss history programmes together.

Learning Ambassadors Link Governor Subject Leaders
Jensen Danielle Anderson Ms Horan
Sofia   Mrs Lindfield


Look at our learning...      

What our pupils say about History...

'History is when we look back to the past, we look at artefacts and learn valuable information about what happened.' 

'I like learning about History as it teaches me about old things and why things happened in the past.'

Subject Overview

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