Historical learning is embedded within the Creative Learning Pathways (CLP).


In history we work on five different skills:

  • Chronological Understanding
  • Knowledge and Understanding of past events, people and changes in the past
  • Historical Interpretation
  • Historical Enquiry


Through our teaching of History we aim to:

  • Fire pupils’ curiosity about the past in Britain and the wider world
  • Encourage thinking about how the past influences the present
  • Help students develop a chronological framework for their knowledge of significant events and people
  • Foster a sense of identity and an increased understanding of pupils’ own position in their own community and the world
  • Develop a range of skills and abilities – particularly those related to finding out about the past, explaining what happened and what people then and now think about what happened.


Through History we can also:

  • Improve pupils’ skills in literacy, numeracy and ICT
  • Develop pupils’ thinking skills
  • Promote pupils’ awareness and understanding of gender, cultural, spiritual and moral issues
  • Develop pupils as active citizens


SMSC in History:

  • Spiritual: Time of birth – reflection time e.g. what was happening?
  • Moral: what is morally correct? Guy Fawkes, wartime etc
  • Social: identifying hierarchy and power
  • Cultural: past will encourage lifelong curiosity