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Our intent is that our teaching of History will help pupils gain a coherent knowledge and understanding of Britain’s past and that of the wider world. We aim to inspire pupils’ curiosity about the past through an enquiry-led curriculum. This will enable children to ask perceptive questions, think critically, consider evidence, sift through arguments, and develop perspective and judgement.

Through the teaching of History, we endeavour to enable children to understand the complexity of people’s lives, the process of change, causes and consequences of people’s actions, the diversity of societies and relationships between different groups, as well as their own identity and the challenges of their time.


Our aim is to provide children with the tools to be inquisitive learners through leading enquiry-led teaching.


Children will have access to a wide range of sources in order for them to interrogate their importance and validity.


Through a range of tasks such as role-play, art, visits, investigations and written pieces, children will demonstrate their understanding and make judgements where necessary.


At the end of each topic teachers will assess their progress by carrying out an assessment piece and children completing a sticky knowledge quiz.

May Garland

May Garland made as part of our Local History topic by year 2 and other children with donations from a local florist.

Longwick historians at work

Characteristics of a Historian

  • An excellent knowledge and understanding of people, events, and contexts from a range of historical periods and of historical concepts and processes.

  • The ability to think critically about history and communicate ideas very confidently in styles appropriate to a range of audiences.

  • The ability to consistently support, evaluate and challenge their own and others’ views using detailed, appropriate and accurate historical evidence derived from a range of sources.

  • The ability to think, reflect, debate, discuss and evaluate the past, formulating and refining questions and lines of enquiry. 

  • A passion for history and an enthusiastic engagement in learning, which develops their sense of curiosity about the past and their understanding of how and why people interpret the past in different ways. 

  • A respect for historical evidence and the ability to make robust and critical use of it to support their explanations and judgments.

  • A desire to embrace challenging activities, including opportunities to undertake high-quality research across a range of history topics.

Aspirations For The Future

Pupils develop an understanding of how subjects and specific skills are linked to future jobs. 

Here are some of the jobs you could aspire to do in the future as a Historian:

  • Member of Parliament
  • Curator
  • Publicity Assistant
  • Tour Guide