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History Curriculum


We have recently updated our whole school curriculum planning. Though we still follow a 2 year rolling curriculum plan, we have altered it so that each year we cover three topics, rather than one per half term. This is enabling us to explore topics thoroughly, and spend time embedding our learning. To see our new topic overviews, including the History topics we will be doing, follow the link:

Our Intent


At Dalestorth Primary and Nursery School, we teach History by meeting the requirements of the national curriculum. Our aim is to give children the foundations for a deep understanding of the history of the world. We will achieve high-quality learning by teaching History through a clear sequence of lessons which are designed to help pupils develop this understanding of the past. History is taught progressively throughout school, ensuring a build up of knowledge and skills. Pupils should become historical detectives and explore the past in an exciting and interactive way. They should develop knowledge through asking as well as responding to historical questions.

We aim to achieve this by:

  • Studying the chronology of historical events within each topic area and as a whole
  • Providing the children with the historical vocabulary to use within the context of each lesson.
  • Ensuring that we are building into lessons the skills of empathy and an understanding of people from the past
  • Developing both the group and independent research skills of pupils.

History Day

In November, we took part in an afternoon focused on History. In Year 3 and 4, we studied the Aztecs. We enjoyed making Aztec masks. Look at the photographs below!


History Club