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History Curriculum Intent



The intention of the History Curriculum at Newberries Primary School is to stimulate the children’s curiosity in order for them to develop their knowledge, skills and understanding. Through the use of artefacts and other sources of evidence, children will develop, not only their knowledge of past events, but also their skills of analysis and interpretation. We believe that a well-rounded History curriculum will allow children to gain a coherent knowledge and understanding of Britain’s past and that of the wider world. In this, children will develop a broad knowledge of the past and its events, with the intention to improve every child’s cultural understanding, their understanding of the world around them and their own heritage.


Each of our topics are shared between History and Geography as we believe the subjects are intrinsically linked. In this way, we can delve deeper into each topic, allowing us to gather the skills needed by studying them from a historical and a geographical point of view.


The Newberries History Curriculum strives to:


  • Increase and develop children’s historical skills, concepts, knowledge and attitudes. Allowing them to enquire into Historical themed questions and form their own opinions and interpretations of the past.
  • Increase children’s understanding of the present in the context of the past.
  • Develop and use skills in enquiry, analysis, evaluation, and argument.
  • Further their knowledge and explanations of change and continuity over time with regards to the history of the British Isles and other societies.
  • Develop children’s interest in the past, arousing their curiosity and motivation to learn.
  • Develop a sense of identity through learning about the past.

History Curriculum Progression