History at Latchingdon C of E Primary School

History topics are planned for each term and taught across a whole Key Stage.

We aim to:

  • Provide opportunities for all children to have the historical skills and knowledge to prepare them for the future.
  • Give children the opportunity to discover an interest and curiosity in history as well as embracing lessons from the past.
  • Build on and use key historical vocabulary.
  • Give children a wider understanding of Britain’s past and the wider world.
  • Provide engaging and interesting lessons.
  • Give children the opportunity to gain an understanding of chronological order and historical timelines.

How we will achieve our aims:

  • High quality teaching.
  • History taught across relevant year groups and following a progressive programme of study.
  • Children are given the opportunity to develop a range of historical skills.
  • Building a love of history through the use of visits, visitors and curriculum themed days.
  • Use of historical sources and resources to engage the children in their learning.
  • Historical vocabulary used in all lessons from EYFS to Year 6.

We will know we’ve achieved our aims if:

  • Children recognise the importance of history in their everyday lives as well as from the past.
  • Children will have gained an understanding of local history as well as world history.
  • Children are able to apply their historical knowledge to other subjects and other areas of the curriculum.