At Senacre Wood Primary, we aim to deliver a history curriculum that is accessible to all and that will maximise the outcomes for every child so that they know more, remember more and understand more.



Through an enquiry approach, our History Curriculum intends to:

  • Support pupils with developing their understanding of the chronology of significant time periods and societies in Britain and the wider world.
  • Develop pupils’ enjoyment and interest in history and encourage them to be curious and want to know more; this includes supporting pupils to devise and answer historically valid questions of their own.
  • Support pupils to understand the complexity of people’s lives, the process of change and the diversity of societies. Then to use this to knowledge to discover connections between the History they learn and the wider community today.
  • Help pupils to understand historical significance including how human achievements have influenced society and how historical events relate to modern day life.
  • Provide opportunities for pupils to retrieve, and build on prior learning, so that they are able to recognise similarities and differences within and across historical time periods linked with substantive knowledge.
  • Introduce pupils to historical vocabulary and provide them with opportunities to use and apply this.
  • To understand the nature of evidence by emphasising the process of enquiry and by developing the range of skills required to interpret primary and secondary source materials. This includes distinguishing between historical facts and the interpretation of those facts.

For details of how we implement this within our school and how we measure the impact, please read our History policy