Vision for our History Curriculum

By the end of Year 6 children will have a good understanding of how the human desire to improve, progress and bring about change impacted on our past and therefore in our present. They will be able to use key vocabulary to compare and contrast examples from across the breadth of study, describing these using a good understanding of chronology and be able to state a range of changes, discussing why this might be. This understanding will be based on good historical evidence and understanding.

Key Curriculum Drivers

History supports our wider curriculum vision through our key drivers in the following ways:

Curriculum DriversHow History supports this driver
To know about the WorldChildren study History through the key concepts of Chronology, Significance and Legacy and Cause and Consequence.
High levels of oracyChildren will compare and contrast different periods in History, ask perceptive questions and articulately express opinions based on historical knowledge, using subject-specific vocabulary. They will read high quality texts to support their knowledge and opinions.
To have ambitionChildren will study a range of diverse, notable figures from history to learn about the legacy of ambition.

History Key Concepts

Our History curriculum is based around these key concepts that will support children's development in the subject area, aiming towards our vision.

Key ConceptI am a historian because...
Chronology…I understand chronology and when events happened in relation to one another
Significance and legacy…I understand how events or people in history have impacted life today
Cause & consequence…I investigate changes in different time periods and know why they happened.

Each of these concepts is threaded through the curriculum and repeated through various units. This is because these concepts are vital for children at Henry Chichele Primary School to master in order to achieve our end aspirational goal.

Open the following files to see how each of the key concepts are threaded through the curriculum.

Chronology key concept thread

Significance and legacy key concept thread

Cause and consequence key concept thread

Curriculum Map for History

Please open the following file for an overview of our curriculum for History.

History Curriculum Overview

Progression of Skills in History

The following document shows how skills within our history curriculum are built on throughout the years:

Progression Map in History

Would you like to know more?

Please contact our History Lead, Mrs. J Ward, through our school office or by using the contact form.