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Location & Contact Details


Victoria Road,

Contact Number

01928 574644

Email Address

Events Calendar

september, 2023


History Curriculum


Curriculum Statement
At Victoria Road Primary School, we aim to deliver a History curriculum that helps children to develop a sense of identity; a secure understanding of chronology; and an awareness of how the actions of important people and significant events have shaped their world today. We want children to develop as historians through a range of learning experiences and a stimulating, engaging and challenging classroom environment.


At Victoria Road Primary School, we want children to be enthusiastic, knowledgeable historians. Our aim is that, through the teaching of History, we stimulate children’s interest and understanding about the past and the lives of people that lived in the past. We want children to have a secure understanding of chronology, in order to develop a sense of identity and a cultural understanding based on their historical heritage. We aim to make children aware of the actions of important people in history and enable children to know about significant events in British History, whilst appreciating how things have changed over time.  Furthermore, our children will learn about aspects of local, British and Ancient history in line with the National Curriculum.



Our enquiry-based curriculum is designed to focus on answering a main key question each unit. In order to achieve this, weekly lessons are broken down into key lines of enquiry with a specific focus on substantive knowledge and skills expected. Units and lessons are planned around a progressive skills framework ensuring that children are consolidating and building upon historical skills.


Chronology is a main focus in History at our school. In KS2, each unit will begin with a lesson on chronology allowing children to place each time period studied. All classrooms are equipped with a timeline and this will show previously taught History topics.

In order to support children in their ability to know more and remember more, there are regular opportunities to review the learning that has taken place in previous lessons and topics. Children will also have chance to showcase their learning at the end of each unit by answering the key question of the unit.

Local history is fully utilised to achieve desired outcomes and give children a sense of understanding of the history in their local area. We plan for effective use of educational visits and visitors to enrich and enhance the learning experience.


 Children at Victoria Road Primary school will have a passion and enjoyment in History. They will be inquisitive learners who ask questions to further their understanding.

Pupils will be able to recall key ‘sticky knowledge’ around the areas of history they have previously studied within their year group and years previous. They will be able to use new acquired vocabulary within lessons and transfer this to other areas of the curriculum.

We hope that all children will have a secure understanding of how key historical events have helped to shape their own heritage and those of others.

Upon leaving Victoria Road Primary School, children will be equipped with the passion, skills, knowledge and understanding to confidently continue with their History learning journey.


“The more you know about the past, the better prepared you are for the future”

Theodore Roosevelt