A high-quality history education will help pupils gain a coherent knowledge and understanding of

Britain’s past and that of the wider world. It should inspire pupils’ curiosity to know more about the

past. Teaching should equip pupils to ask perceptive questions, think critically, weigh evidence,

sift arguments, and develop perspective and judgement.

History helps pupils 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. It helps children to understand how we can learn from the past 

and that the past can shape our future.

National Curriculum

The Primary National Curriculum for History

History Long Term Plan

Long-term Plan

Progression of Skills

History Progression of Skills