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Camm’s CE Primary School Curriculum Statement - History






It is our intention when teaching the History curriculum that we develop the enjoyment of the subject. Our intention is to give children the opportunities to develop their skills, knowledge and understanding and apply these in varying situations, with the vision this provides them with lifelong learning skills.


We strive to ensure that all our pupils receive a well-rounded learning experience when participating in different   learning activities, learning and equipping them with the necessary values and tools to achieve in our school and beyond. We hope to give access to activities that are not within the normal sphere of experience and combine these with elements to develop personal challenge.




At Camm’s Primary School we recognise that in order for all pupils to progress we must implement confident teaching across each of their yearly objectives.  Our History curriculum covers the knowledge and skills outlined in the National Curriculum and ensure all children are given opportunities to be challenged to progress their learning further.   Through our teaching we aim to implement the lessons in a meaningful context, giving purpose and wherever possible topics and cross curricular links are explored through the wider curriculum.


The teaching of History will be implemented through educational visits, relevant visitors to school and through the use of artefacts.  The History programme of study provided by the National Curriculum has been broken down to ensure both progression and coverage across  the Early Years and both Key Stage 1 and 2. The subject leader, will oversee the coverage of skills of History across school. They will ensure to monitor, evaluate and review the teaching and learning. In order to do this, learning walks, book scrutinises and discussions with pupils will take place frequently throughout the academic year.  


The teaching, learning and sequencing of the curriculum follows:  


  • A History progression of skills that is organised into three main themes:  Historical Understanding, Historical Enquiry and Periods in History.
  • Each theme will be taught explicitly through exciting topics, including links to other areas of the curriculum.
  • CPD for teachers to ensure their skills and knowledge is developed to teach the skills confidently and accurately.


Class opportunities will also be implemented via our Global Goal themes.



Foundation Stage history is part of the national curriculum’s learning objectives for developing children's understanding of the world, so they will learn through experiences that introduce the concept of time and change.

We will answer questions such as ‘What happened next?' after reading a story or looking at other sequences of events, such as getting dressed, planting a seed or making a sandwich. A popular focus is to get children to bring in photographs of themselves as babies and to discuss how they have changed over time. 

Through stories and pictures we will explore historical figures and begin to compare to modern day. 




In KS1, we provide opportunities for pupils to develop fundamental enquiry based skills, become increasingly competent and confident and accessing a broad range of opportunities .The use of pictures and other visual aids and role play will be implemented. The children will use historical terms and vocabulary. They will learn how to ask questions and answer them. They will be able to put people and events in chronological order and discuss similarities and differences. They will be able to learn about significant historical events, people and places.





In KS2, pupils should continue to apply and develop a broader range of skills, learning how to use them in different ways and to compare similarities and differences. They should learn how to describe changes and differences between periods in history. Historical dates, vocabulary and abstract terms need to be implemented. The children will need to discuss and understand the causes and effects in periods in History.


History will be implemented through questioning, observations and discussing the reasons for conflicting accounts of historical events. They will study the impact of significant people, places and events They will study their own locality, changes in British History, Ancient Civilizations and World History. We are determined to implement enjoyment and communication with each other and that the children develop an understanding of how to improve their own learning success




We strive to ensure that our pupil’s attainment is in line or exceeds their potential when we consider the varied starting points of all our children. Through our progressive skill based curriculum we are measuring the children’s ability, striving for them to meet their age-related expectations for their year group. We intend that the impact of our History curriculum will ensure children will leave our school prepared for the next step and life beyond primary school.