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Storrington Primary


History Intent

At Storrington Primary, we seek to bring the past to life through inspiring first hand experiences such drama, art, trips and visitors. We plan opportunities for the children to learn outdoors and wherever possible, make links with our local community and surroundings to enhance the children’s awareness of how their own environment had developed and changed, in addition to contextualising their enquiry skills.

Our aim is that the children develop a strong sense of themselves in an ever changing world and understand how the actions of today are the history of tomorrow.

We aspire to help children develop the following essential characteristics to enable them to become historians:

  • A detailed knowledge and understanding of people, events and themes from a range of historical periods, including significant events in Britain’s past;
  • Learning about the concept of chronology, which underpins children's developing sense of period, as well as key concepts such as change, causation and continuity;
  • The ability to think critically about history and communicate ideas confidently to a range of audiences, developing an independent judgement and perspective;
  • The ability to support, evaluate and challenge their own and others’ views using historical evidence from a range of sources;
  • The ability to think, reflect, debate, discuss and evaluate the past by formulating and refining questions and lines of enquiry;
  • A respect for historical evidence and the ability to make critical use of it to support their learning, including propaganda;
  • A desire to embrace challenging activities, including opportunities to undertake high-quality research across a range of history topics;
  • A developing sense of curiosity about the past and the ability to question how and why people interpret the past in different ways.

Aspects of Knowledge KS1

Aspects of Knowledge KS2

History skills progression

Key vocabulary

 History Policy