Subject – History

History Intent

Our History curriculum aims to engage and give children an opportunity to experience awe and wonder within History and to want to be curious about the world around them.

We want them to make sense of the world by learning how to investigate and analyse. Through our progressive, enquiry-based tailor-made framework, children will develop knowledge of historian and take part in experiments.

Concepts taught should be reinforced by focusing on the key features of how to draw and interprets maps and use the skills of research and problem-solving. Pupils will also develop a strong sense of how History shapes many everyday things and how History impacts ontheir future.

A high-quality History education will help pupils gain a coherent knowledge and understanding of History in context and how it can be applied in the wider world. It should inspire pupils’ curiosity to know more and seek to ask questions. The overall aim of History teaching at Milton is to nurture ‘History happy’ children who learn about real people who lived, and real events which happened in the past. Children learn about sequence, time and chronology and it is the study of evidence about the past.


History will be taught to enthuse and inspire learners to question the world around them, studying the past and the effects that past historical events has had on our world.

  • Lesson starter activity and low stakes quizzing – reviewing previous learning and consolidation of knowledge and skills through starter
  • Specify key vocabulary to be used and its Vocab mats to be available.
  • Conduct investigations that are engaging and create awe and wonder, inspiring young minds to investigate independently or with appropriate scaffolding, research, investigation and interpretation of
  • Children will communicate their Historical knowledge and understanding appropriately and will be able to apply this to their knowledge outside of school.
  • Children will be able to evaluate their
  • Display materials, vocabulary and resources to support and enhance learning.
  • Appropriately challenging texts will be available to develop wider
  • Working Historical skills are embedded into lessons to ensure that skills are systematically developed throughout the children’s school career and new vocabulary and challenging concepts are introduced through direct This is developed through the years, in-keeping with the topics.
  • Teachers demonstrate how to use scientific equipment, and the various Working historical skills in order to embed historical Teachers find opportunities to develop children’s understanding of their surroundings by accessing outdoor learning and links to local areas and employers.

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