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At Cranham Primary School, we aim to deliver a high-quality History curriculum, which will ensure that all pupils gain the skills of a historian and a coherent knowledge and understanding of Britain’s past and that of the wider world.


The teaching of History at Cranham Primary School encompasses the substantive concept of the History curriculum; Invention and discover, Change and development over time and Legacy. This will allow the children to map major events in history and make sense of the order in which events have happened. As they progress through the school, it will allow them contextualise events beyond living memory. Change and development over time enables children to develop the skills of ‘thinking like a historian’, drawing upon what is the same, what is similar and what is different. This a fundamental element of History. Legacy, an integral part of the History curriculum, allows the children to consider how and why different events happen and how in turn they shape one another.


The History curriculum is carefully planned and structured around the above substantive concepts so that a coherent curriculum is delivered, ensuring the children make historical links with prior learning from previous years. During lessons and through our ‘Careers with Cale’, we share job opportunities that link to history so that children have high aspirations and a purpose for their learning.


Our curriculum aims to stimulate the pupils’ curiosity and fascination about the past. This is supported by a wealth of thoughtfully planned enrichment opportunities.