At Gwladys Street C P and N School we aim to ensure there is a progressive development of historical concepts, knowledge and skills and for children to develop a love of history. We aim to:

foster and nurture a curiosity towards the subject that will stay with them for their whole lives We want children to appreciate, understand and value local, British and world history through local studies, learning visits and enrichment opportunities.

We aim for children to know about significant events and how things have changed over time; understand a sense of chronology; understand society and their place within it to develop a sense of their cultural heritage.

Children should develop skills in enquiry, investigation, analysis, evaluation, debate, interpretation, problem solving and presentation.


Through focussed teaching we ensure that:

  1. A range of vocabulary, which builds on prior learning, allowing children to draw upon these when learning History.
  2. An understanding of chronology of British and Ancient Civilisations using timelines.
  3. Show confidence, through speaking and listening activities, to take part in enquiry based lessons and historical fieldwork resulting in detailed, informative presentations.
  4. Curiosity about how the past has influenced our lives today.
  5. Understand that using a range of primary and secondary sources is an essential component in the study using it to draw conclusions.
  6. Use local places for educational visits/visitors to enhance their learning experiences.
  7. Teaching children about local history to understand wider events.
  8. Celebrate History through themed days across the school.
  9. History club for KS 2 pupils.


Our aim is for children to have developed an awareness of the world that they live in and an understanding of how history has shaped it. Within history lessons, we strive to create a supportive and collaborative ethos for learning by providing investigative and enquiry based learning opportunities. Children’s knowledge and skills will develop progressively as they move through the school, not only to enable them to meet the requirements of the National Curriculum but to prepare them to become competent geographers in secondary education.

Children have an understanding of chronology using timelines, primary and secondary sources. Children are given the opportunity to reflect on what they have learnt each topic, collate new vocabulary to support their understanding and celebrate their achievements in the subject. We track children’s progress in History by using targets taken from the National Curriculum and assessing the children against these. This informs future planning and learning opportunities

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