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History Curriculum Intent


In History, children learn about the past in relation to the present. They should be taught about:


  • Ways of finding out about the past
  • The ways in which the past has been recorded and interpreted
  • How to draw conclusions about the past
  • The lives of people in the past
  • Cultural, political, social, economic and personal aspects of past societies
  • The ways in which past societies have affected each other
  • The present being a result of what people have done in the past
  • How their own lives are affected by historical influences
  • Similarities and differences between the past and the present
  • Continuity and change in their own lives and in the history of peoples
  • Causes and effects
  • Ways of presenting their work
  • The history of the host country


The knowledge, skills and understanding which children gain through their study of History can be regarded in terms of:


  • Enquiry
  • Knowledge
  • Interpretation
  • Chronology
  • Communicating