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History Curriculum Intent

“History can mean two things; the past and the study of the past. The past influences all aspects of our lives. It shapes the customs and beliefs of the communities to which we belong. Learning about the past and the methods used to study it helps pupils make sense of the world in which they live.”

                                                            National Curriculum-Non-statutory Guidance

Through our teaching of History we aim to:

  • To arouse interest in the past and to help understand the present in the context of the past.
  • To give pupils an understanding of their own cultural roots and shared inheritances.
  • To develop a critical awareness of the past.
  • To develop knowledge and understanding of chronology.
  • To develop pupil’s ability to acquire evidence from historical sources, to understand different interpretations of history and to form judgements about their reliability and value.
  • To contribute to children’s knowledge and understanding of the history of other countries and other cultures in the modern world.
  • To communicate historical information clearly using a range of resources.

The Victorians


We are enjoying learning about life in Victorian times. We have researched life in the workhouse, schooling in victorian times, Queen Victoria, The British Empire and Victorian inventions. It has been a great topic!


"Learning about Victorian inventions taught me about things we still use now, like a bike"- Amelie Y4

"It was really fun learning about The Victorians"- Izzy Y4

"The workhouse beds were like boxes for children to sleep in" - Abigail Y3



What do the children say?

Mrs Robinson's Victorian school day was amazing.  She didn't just tell us, she showed us. - Boo Y5

Our hisotry lessons are fun - and that helps us to remember more. - Cara Y5


Fountains Abbey

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We researched the history of Fountains Abbey, and studied The Dissolution of the Monestry, and the influence Henry the VIII had on this local landmark.


fountains abbey page

We studied the chronology of crime and punishment since 1066.

These are the villians we researched about:-

* Mary Reed- a pirate

* Dick Turpin- a highway man

* Henry Catlin- a thief

* John Law- a duelist

* Ursula Kemp- a witch

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