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Statement of Intent

At Finchale Primary School, we intend to deliver a history curriculum that is accessible to all and that will maximise the outcomes for every child so that they know more, remember more and understand more. Our teaching of history will help pupils gain a secure knowledge and understanding of Britain’s past and that of the wider world. The curriculum is structured in a way that allows for children to make links between current and previous learning. Teachers use the long term plans for history to make comparisons between historical periods previously taught, developing children’s chronological knowledge and understanding from the Stone Age to present day.

We want children to be curious to know more about the past and to have the skills required to explore their own interests. History lessons focus on working as historians and developing historical skills and there are many opportunities for the curriculum to be enriched through historical visits, visitors and events held in school.

We aim to enable children to ask perceptive questions, think critically, weigh evidence, sift arguments, and develop perspective and judgement. It is important for children to develop a sense of identity through learning about the past and we want them to know how history has shaped their own lives. This is why the local area is fully utilised to achieve the curriculum outcomes. In KS1 and KS2, local history studies are threaded throughout so that by the end of KS2 children will have a deep understanding of their locality. 

Please find below our History Long Term Plan for KS1 and KS2:

Remembrance Day 2023

Black History Month - 'Saluting our Sisters'

Autumn - Year 3 are learning about the Stone Age to the Iron Age. Along with our Geography topic of the UK we have been looking at stone circles around our country. For homework we re-created some of these stone circles from various materials. We hope we can inspire you to learn more about the UK's stone circles!