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History - progression of learning skills

At Maylandsea Primary School history education is fully inclusive to every child. Our aims are to fulfil the requirements of the National Curriculum for history by:

  • providing a broad, balanced and differentiated curriculum
  • ensuring the progressive development of historical concepts, knowledge and skills
  • for the children to develop a love for history.

Furthermore, we aim to inspire in pupils a curiosity and fascination about history that will remain with them for the rest of their lives. A high-quality history education will help pupils gain a coherent knowledge and understanding of Britain’s past and that of the wider world.                                                                                                        

History has a wide application to everyday life, teaching children to enjoy learning about the past and to develop a better understanding of the society in which they live.


Our approach is underpinned by the desire:

  • To inspire pupils’ curiosity to discover more about the past and to develop an understanding that enables them to enjoy all that history has to offer
  • To enable children to know about significant events in British history and to appreciate how things have changed over time
  • To develop a sense of chronology
  • To understand how the British system of democratic government has developed and, in so doing, to contribute to a child’s citizenship education
  • To understand how Britain is part of a wider European culture and to study some aspects of European history
  • To have some knowledge and understanding of historical development in the wider world
  • To help children understand society and their place within it, so that they develop a sense of their cultural heritage
  • To develop in children the skills of enquiry, investigation, analysis, evaluation, debate, interpretation, problem solving and presentation.