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Our vision for History at William Lilley:


Our children access a history curriculum which inspire pupils’ curiosity and fascination about the past in the local area, nationally and internationally.  Children acquire an understanding of time, events and people within living memory.  Children are inquisitive about the past and are encouraged to raise questions based on their own experiences, findings and curiousness.  They are able to answer their curiosities through exploring through first-hand experiences, testimony about the past, educational visits or through comparisons between sources of information.




Skills based curriculum focusing upon; chronological understanding, knowledge and interpretation and historical enquiry

Topics are used as a driver to incorporating history knowledge and skills; with major and minor history driver topics

Children’s own history and family history is explored through the comparison of cultures, beliefs and their own immediate heritage through activities such as family box

Community activities, events and celebrations eg, Hemlock happening, remembrance day

Historical events are recognised and learned through our British values work as we focus on Saint days, remembrance day

Local history is explored through topic work on local landmarks, events and figures.

Theme days and events support in developing an understanding of chronology and support in questioning skills

Historical figures are celebrated through music, art and books including weekly composers and author history

Families engage in historical learning through sharing their own history and joining with themed lunchtime events

Topics which focus upon learning about ourselves and people around us are embedded throughout the curriculum

Drama is utilised as a strategy to evoke emotion and enhance curiosity

A range of sources of information are explored including internet, books and artefacts to explore historical understanding

Homework and Wow sheet speaking and listening activities incorporate historical understanding




History intent, implementation, progression and assessment