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Flanshaw Junior, Infant & Nursery School

Flanshaw Junior, Infant & Nursery School

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At Flanshaw School we have designed our history curriculum with the intent to capture the children's curiosity about the past in Britain and the wider world. Children will learn to consider how the past influences the present, what past societies were like, how these societies organised their politics, and what beliefs and cultures influenced people‘s actions. Our history curriculum will allow the children to develop a chronological framework for their knowledge of significant events and people. Our history curriculum aims to allow for the opportunity to explore British values and undertake a study of an event or famous figure from the local area. Children will explore the diversity of human experience and understand more about themselves as individuals and as responsible members of a wider society. The children will research and gather evidence, anaylse and interpret, reach their own conclusions and be able to communicate their point of view.


At Flanshaw School our history curriculum has been broken down into areas of study and allocated to individual year groups. This approach aims to ensure the progression and coverage of knowledge and skills throughout school. Each year group will cover the key fundamental sills of identifying key events and figures, a chronological awareness through sequencing and examining evidence. This allows opportunities to revisit and consolidate the children’s understanding before building on prior learning in order to teach new knowledge and skills. Our history curriculum ensures that there are various opportunities for cross curricular learning from Mathematics to Art, Design Technology to Science and Geography to Modern Foreign Languages.


The subject leader will monitor the teaching of history by undertaking regular subject observations. In addition, the subject leader will complete planning and work scrutinies on a termly basis.


  • The Early Years Foundation Stage Framework will focus on discussing and comparing experiences from both past and present and listening to the experiences of others.


  • In Key Stage One history curriculum will focus on studying an event within living memory before progressing onto studying an historical figure and an historical event beyond living memory.


  • In Key Stage Two the history curriculum is set out chronologically beginning with the Stone Age, non-European history and progressing up to the Second World War.


In addition, our history curriculum will enable opportunities for learning out of the classroom through engaging topic days and stimulating educational visits allowing the children to explore history in a hands on, practical and 'real life' context.