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History Overview

History is the study of people in the past and how their actions have influenced our lives today. History helps children to make sense of the world in which they live and to develop a sense of identity. Our aim is that the children should understand that the society, in which we live, has been shaped by events in the past. They will learn about the role of individuals, events and movements in moulding modern society. By studying historical source material, the children will be encouraged to ask questions, deduce information and solve problems developing an inquisitive mind.


At Hensall Community Primary School, we teach history following the National Curriculum Programme of Study, which lays down a variety of approaches applicable to each unit of study. History is taught through themes, on a two year cycle and wherever possible, links are made to other curriculum areas such as geography, literacy and art. In both Key Stages the emphasis is upon developing investigative skills through the study of a particular period, event or famous person.


We have planned our history curriculum, so that children’s knowledge, skills and subject specific vocabulary are built sequentially over time. Practical experiences and visits enrich the children’s learning and understanding of the past and we endeavour to provide a range of opportunities throughout both Key Stage 1 and 2 to enhance learning opportunities.