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History Curriculum « Totley All Saints Primary School

Our History Subject Leader is Miss Murphy

“The more you know about the past, the better prepared you are for the future.” – Theodore Roosevelt

Below is an overview of our History Curriculum. 

History overview 2023-24

We are currently in the process of identifying core knowledge and skills for each of these units.


History at Northcote 

History is taught through discrete lessons, where children are imparted with knowledge and understanding of history and its chronology. Children are taught to explore the cause and consequences of events, and their significance in time. As historians, children are taught the essential skills of being able to use and understand sources of evidence. As the children’s knowledge becomes embedded in their history topics, the subject is used as a vehicle for exploration in other subjects. Art, drama and particularly writing are all linked to the history curriculum enabling children to demonstrate mastery of their understanding.

As the children move through the school they begin to learn age appropriate history skills through different history topics. Children are given the opportunities to practice, develop and master these skills as they progress, enabling them to become greater depth historians.

History delivered in mixed ability classes with highly capable teachers using a wealth of resources to consider and the use of skilled questioning to extend knowledge and explore concepts.  Teachers have received a variety of training opportunities in how to harness and develop the potential of our young historians.  

Our KS2 (years 3, 4 and 5) children are following the Opening Worlds curriculum – this is a knowledge-rich humanities programme, which substantially exceeds the demand of the National Curriculum for history.

History Policy 

History Policy 2021.doc

National Curriculum Coverage: