History helps pupils to understand the complexity of people’s lives, the process of change, the diversity of societies and relationships between different groups, as well as their own identity and the challenges of their time. Here at Asquith Primary School, the teaching of history nurtures the creativity, curiosity and independence of the pupils by allowing them to interpret and reflect on the world they live in. We expect all children to explore and appreciate how the past has shaped the present. We strive to educate our pupils for effective membership and leadership in a global political, social and economic community by providing an understanding of major world cultures. Additionally, by incorporating local history studies into our curriculum the pupils will gain a deep and meaningful understanding of the community in which they live.



All learning will start by revisiting prior knowledge - this will support children to recall previous learning and make connections. Staff will facilitate the development of knowledge and skills in history by asking open-ended questions, providing discussion and reflection as well as using subject-specific vocabulary. Each unit of history is used as the theme (driver) for the whole of a half term, three times throughout the academic year. This enables cross-curricular links within the children’s learning. Learning will be supported through the use of a carefully planned spiral curriculum, knowledge organisers, a variety of resources as well as experiences to enhance learning for the children.