Our History curriculum aims to develop children's experiences and understanding of History, inspiring and igniting a curiosity about the world and how it helps to shape the future.

Please click the link below to see our history policy:

Unit Pathway

The document below shows a planned teaching sequence that a unit of History lessons may follow in order to promote the sequential and progressive development of knowledge which can be securely demonstrated by our pupils.


Lesson Pathway

The document below identifies the key elements which we believe are important to incorporate into our History lessons in order for them to build on previously taught knowledge and also to deepen and secure key concepts.

Updated History lesson pathway



Our Progressive History Curriculum

To ensure children are taught and remember the appropriate knowledge and skills relating to History, we have created a whole school progressive breakdown of the national curriculum expectations. This draws on the skills and knowledge being taught across all subject areas and hopes to contribute to the development of key concepts and themes in a deep and connected way.

NEW History National Curriculum Progression document 2023

Subject Specific Vocabulary

Our History curriculum will ensure all children are not only taught subject specific vocabulary but also provide opportunities for them to use such language within the correct context with confidence and fluency.

History Vocabulary



Age Year Group Breakdown

To ensure the highest emphasis is placed on both the teaching and the learning of new knowledge and skills we have also clarified when it will take place  and the subject specific gains our children will make in terms of what they will know and be able to do.