Calverley Parkside Primary School

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History is all around us. The study of history ignites children’s curiosity about the past in Britain and the wider world. Through finding out about how and why the world, our country, culture and local community have developed over time, children understand how the past influences the present. History enables children to develop a context for their growing sense of identity and a chronological framework for their knowledge of significant events and people. What they learn through history can influence their decisions about personal choices, attitudes and values. At Calverley Parkside, our intent, when teaching history, is to stimulate the children’s curiosity in order for them to develop their knowledge, skills and understanding as well as reinforcing their comprehension, reasoning and problem solving skills.


When planning our History curriculum, we thought about three key questions:


  • What do we want pupils to know?
  • How will we teach it to them?
  • How will we know if they have learnt it?