Broughton Primary School: Teaching and Learning Policy

History Curriculum Area

Mrs E Barcock - History Lead

Welcome to the exciting world of history at Broughton Primary School! Our history curriculum is designed to ignite curiosity, inspire critical thinking, and provide our young learners with a deeper understanding of the past. History is not just a subject; it's a journey through time, a window into the lives and stories of those who came before us, and a key to unlocking the mysteries of the present and future.


History is taught in blocks throughout the year, so that children achieve depth in their learning. The key knowledge and skills that children acquire and develop throughout each block have been mapped to ensure progression between year groups throughout the school. At the beginning of each new history topic, teachers refer to classroom timelines to develop children’s understanding of chronology. Each topic is introduced with reference to the chronology of previous topics (including those from previous years). Questioning is used at the beginning of each topic to check existing and this process informs a programme of study that is responsive to children’s interests. Key knowledge is reviewed by the children and rigorously checked and consolidated by the teacher. By the end of year 6, children will have a chronological understanding of British history from the Stone Age to the present day. They are able to draw comparisons and make connections between different time periods and their own lives. Interlinked with this are studies of world history, such as the ancient civilisations of Greece and the Egyptians.


The school’s own context is also considered with the implementation of the curriculum, opportunities for local links are made where appropriate (Romans- Maryport, Border Reivers- Carlisle, Victorian infill town- Cockermouth, School Victorian building, Local war veterans/evacuees/stories/memorial) and visits to places of historical interest and learning outside the classroom are embedded in the curriculum


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