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History itself, is a story that is always unfolding, always subject to inquiry and ripe for questioning.


Jon Meacham


We are not makers of history. We are made by history.


Martin Luther King, Jr.


Those who do not remember the past are condemned to repeat it.


George Santayana



Learning about, and understanding the past, to make connections with how we live now.

History at Birkdale Primary School

The National Curriculum states that History helps pupils to understand the complexity of people’s lives, the process of change, the diversity of societies and relationships between different groups, as well as their own identity and the challenges of their time. Our history curriculum is built using our school curriculum drivers, and ensures that children have rich cultural capital, with the vital background knowledge required to be informed and thoughtful members of our community who understand and believe in British values, and how these have been changed and built over time.

We have used the Chris Quigley knowledge webs to develop our long term plan and work on the principle that the curriculum needs and a ‘forwards and backwards’ approach.  This gives children the opportunity to build on previously learnt knowledge and revisit concepts and understanding.

Children have history and geography lessons on alternate weeks. 

By the end of each milestone (Year 1/Year 2, Year 3/Year 4, Year 5/Year 6), the goal is for children to display sustained mastery, or for some children a greater depth of understanding.

Our learning journey - a visual guide

History long term plan