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Curriculum Drivers

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Our vision for learning (Quoted from Teaching and Learning policy)

The vision for our school is to provide our children with the best possible start in life through the provision of a vibrant, engaging and relevant curriculum where children are challenged and inspired to excel. We strive to develop a community of life-long learners who are ready to succeed in the 21st century.

History provides a high-quality education which helps pupils gain a coherent knowledge and understanding of Britain’s past and that of the wider world. It should inspire pupils’ curiosity to know more about the past and equip pupils with the skills to ask and answer enquiry questions, think critically, weigh and interpret evidence and develop perspective and judgement of the past over time. History helps pupils to understand the complexity of people’s lives, the process of cause and change, the diversity of societies and relationships between different groups, as well as their own identity.


History Intent, Implementation & Impact

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History Progression of Skills

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Curriculum Enrichment in History

At Wales Primary School the children are given many opportunities to develop their History knowledge and understanding by visiting places of historical interest such as; Creswell Crags, Cannon Hall, Jorvik Viking centre, Sherwood Forest, Cusworth Hall, Manor Lodge and many more as well as having visitors come in to school from The Past Presents Education.

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We also celebrate many historical events such as the late Queens Jubilee and most recently the king’s coronation!

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Books to support our Learning in History

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History at Home

Want to continue your History learning at home?

Have a look at some of these ideas:


Do you know who David Attenborough is and what he has done in his life? In this online video, we will be learning about David Attenborough and the amazing things he has done throughout his life. Watch to find out more about him and test your History knowledge! Have fun watching Explore Planet English videos while you learn more about History, in English, for STEM and the KS1 curriculum.



Let's learn about London Zoo! In this interactive English online video, we look at the history of the London zoo and find out some interesting facts about some of the famous animals that have lived in this zoo. Explore Planet English videos entertain your children while they learn more about history, in English, for STEM and the KS1 curriculum




In this lesson, children will learn about nationalisation and expansion of the Welfare State in Britain after the end of the Second World War.



Have you got the skills and stomach to play the Horrible Histories Gruesome Game-a-thon?







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