The Highway Primary School



Through our history curriculum, we expose and develop the essential and progressive knowledge, skills and understanding which contribute to children having a good understanding of our diverse and wider world and their place in it. Our history curriculum encompasses not only the formal requirements of the National Curriculum, but goes beyond the classroom to ensure that our children are exposed to the richest and most varied opportunities that we can provide. Our aim is to enrich every child’s engagement in their history learning by providing children with hands on experiences throughout the different topics we teach including visits, exposure to historical artefacts and themed dress up days where children are immersed in the period of time they are learning about. Our ethos of kindness is weaved throughout all teaching and ensures the children are able to build positive relationships with their peers and staff and the exploration of new skills helps to nurture resilience, curiosity and creativity while developing independent thinkers. Through our history teaching we aim to:

  • Enable children to develop their knowledge, understanding and skills; be ‘determined to succeed’ and become independent thinkers and questioners; acquire a solid basis for lifelong learning.
  • Nurture kindness and show empathy and compassion so children take responsibility for themselves and their actions, are respectful and value diversity.
  • Develop an awareness and understanding of how to keep a healthy body and mind and how our environment can have an impact on our ability to do so. Build the skills to foster strong relationships, resilience and celebrate uniqueness.
  •  Fulfil the requirements of the Early Year Foundation Stage and National Curriculum



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Curriculum Statement for the Teaching and Learning of History 2020/2021

The Highway Primary School Vocabulary Progression - History