History Curriculum

At Blakesley Hall Primary School we provide a high quality History curriculum which inspires children’s curiosity and fascination about Britain’s past and the wider world.

The History curriculum includes termly topics for all children from Year 1 to Year 6. It aims to excite the children and allow them to develop their own skills as Historians. Each topic allows opportunities for cross curricular links to be made to ensure the children have many occasions where they can apply their knowledge and understanding.

In ensuring high standards of teaching and learning in History, we implement a curriculum that is progressive across the whole school.

History is taught as part of a termly topic, focusing on the knowledge and skills stated in the National Curriculum. At Blakesley, it is our belief that History is given the same importance as the core subjects as it enables children to gain ‘real life experiences’. We have links with a number of museums, especially our local museum, Blakesley Hall, which our school is named after. We also visit a number of historical sites to allow for ‘hands on history’.

The impact and measure of this is to ensure children of Blakesley Hall Primary School are equipped with Historical skills and knowledge that will equip them for life as an adult and in the wider world. Powerful knowledge of History ensures children are given the opportunity to be more confident, creative and critical thinkers. Children will have the confidence to undertake self-directed learning and pose their own questions and to formulate their own opinions.

We want the children to have thoroughly enjoyed learning about history, therefore encouraging them to undertake new life experiences now and in the future.