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Curriculum Intent for History

It is our intent that in studying History, pupils will develop a well-rounded knowledge of the past and its events. Pupils will develop as caring citizens, improving their cultural capital, understanding of the world around them and their own heritage. At Beckley, we aim for a high-quality history curriculum which should inspire in pupils a curiosity and fascination about the Britain’s past and that of the wider world.

Our teaching equips pupils with knowledge about the history of Britain and how it has influenced and been influenced by the wider world; know and understand about significant aspects of the history of the wider world like ancient civilisations and empires; changes in living memory and beyond living memory; learn about the lives of significant people of the past; understand the methods of historical enquiry and be able to ask and answer questions.

We want children to enjoy and love learning about history by gaining this knowledge and skills, not just through experiences in the classroom, but also with the use of fieldwork and educational visits.

History at Beckley aims to be ambitious, and motivating. Ambitious in our coverage of History and thorough teaching of Historical Motivating, through engaging activities, trips and visitors that give all students an opportunity to question the past.

At Beckley CE Primary School, we have designed our History curriculum with the intent that our children will:

  • Become increasingly successful learners, developing as critical and analytical thinkers
  • Possess a secure understanding of the chronology of the British Isles and other important periods of History
  • To discover links and connections to the History they learn and the wider community and locality
  • Further their knowledge and explanations of change and continuity over time with regard to the history of the British Isles and other societies and epochs
  • Develop into confident individuals, who can differentiate between source types and explain how interpretations in History may differ
  • Draw on similarities and differences within given time frames and across previously taught History
  • Enquire into Historical themed questions and form their own opinions and interpretations of the past

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