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Longparish Church of England Primary School (Aided)


Our History curriculum is designed to ignite children’s curiosity about the past. Alongside historical knowledge and the teaching of core vocabulary, there is a high focus on the development of specific historical skills through discrete history lessons to ensure children know more and remember more.

The teaching of history at Longparish is intended to equip pupils to ask questions about the past, analyse evidence, think critically, appreciate different perspectives and develop informed judgements.  

Our history curriculum covers the skills outlined in the National Curriculum. Progression is planned in knowledge, skills and vocabulary so that pupils by the end of year 6 have the cultural capital to be successful in history in their secondary school.

Children are given a wide variety of experiences both in the classroom and out. We encourage school visits and visitors into school to enable the children to gain first hand experiences to support their learning. Pupils are encouraged to think like historians and develop their skills including historical enquiry. There is a strong emphasis on developing children’s other skills such as understanding of chronology, interpretations of evidence, changes within a time and across time periods and cause and consequence.

During lessons children are exposed to history specific vocabulary and taught these through the Frayer model, repetition and meaningful use. Classes have a ‘Flashback Friday’ low stakes quiz weekly to recap previous learning and vocabulary. Each unit starts with a ‘knowledge organiser’ giving them the historical knowledge, timeline and vocabulary to help them to succeed with their learning.