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History Subject Intent


History Curriculum
Britain and the Wider World
Our curriculum coverage and key concept
Curriculum Intent:

At Stag Lane Primary School we are committed to providing all children with learning opportunities to engage in history.

History is about real people who lived, and real events which happened in the past. History is concerned with sequence, time and chronology and is the study of evidence about the past; it gives us a sense of identity, set within our social, political, cultural and economic relationships. History fires children’s curiosity about the past in Britain and the wider world and plays an essential part in learning about ourselves and others.

Pupils consider how the past influences the present, what past societies were like, how these societies organised their politics, and what beliefs and cultures influenced people’s actions. As they do this, children develop a chronological framework for their knowledge of significant events and people. In history, children find evidence, weigh it up and reach their own conclusions. To do this they need to be able to research, sift through evidence, and argue for their point of view – skills that are prized in adult life.

The History Curriculum at Stag Lane Primary is carefully planned and structured to ensure current learning is linked to previous learning. Prior knowledge is drawn upon to begin each new unit and five key concepts are threaded through the topics as children progress through the school:

  • Concept 1 - Similarity/ Difference
  • Concept 2 - Continuity & change
  • Concept 3 - Cause & Effect
  • Concept 4 - Movement of people
  • Concept 5 - Significance