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The aim of our history curriculum is to:

  • Develop historical enquiry skills so that children can ask questions, evaluate information and think critically.
  • Develop an understanding of different historical periods and events and the lives of people who lived in the past, making comparisons between these.
  • Develop a sense of chronology and appreciation of children’s historical heritage.
  • Learn to evaluate sources and connect information from different sources to build a bigger picture, appreciating that interpretations may differ.
  • Develop children’s understanding of process of change over time and how history has influenced our lives today.



How History links with our school values:





Be Kind - We learn about the past in order to learn more about ourselves: we develop compassion in this way.





Be Respectful We develop respect and tolerance for others by learning about different places, times and cultures.






Be Passionate about Learning - We challenge ourselves to know and remember more about the past and how it has shaped our present.





Make a DifferenceWe develop our thinking skills to be ready for our next steps.




At St Vincent’s we aspire to make the learning ambitious for all learners. Our school curriculum includes the knowledge, skills and life experiences children need to thrive. Our learning is carefully planned and sequenced using the National Curriculum that can be found below: 


National Curriculum History


Knowledge and skills are built on from previous years and there is clear progression in each subject. You can see an overview of progression below:


Progression Grid


Each curriculum area is taught across the year and evidenced on a long term plan, divided into half termly blocks. You can see the long term plan below:


History Long term Plan

History Developments Spring 2024

Contact the School

St Vincent's Catholic Primary School

Orchard Road,
WA15 8EY

Main Contact: Headteacher Mrs Harrop

SEND Contact: Mrs Farrell and Mrs Sutton

Tel: 0161 911 8040


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