Bletchley Park - WW2 topic, October 2022

Emmeline Pankhurt/Sufraggette Day as part of our female activists topic, January 2022

Why we teach History at Longford Church of England Primary School:

To engage children's interest and understanding through stimulating themes and topics. We ignite the children's natural curiosity and create opportunities for them to investigate past events and, by so doing, develop the skills of enquiry, analysis, interpretation and problem-solving. We teach children an awareness of chronology, and through this they develop a sense of identity, and a cultural understanding based on past and present events in their lives and their historical heritage. Through History we encourage our children to value and respect their own and other people’s cultures in modern multicultural Britain and, by considering how people lived in the past, they are better able to make their own life choices today. Our History curriculum makes a significant contribution to citizenship education by teaching about the manner in which Britain has developed as a democratic society and the significant people, events, societies and changes that have shaped the present world we live in today. Through historical enquiry and collaboration children learn from the past to become critical thinkers and develop a responsibility for their future.

Key Learning

Chronological Knowledge and Understanding of Historical Concepts

Historical enquiry - Using evidence/Communicating ideas

Interpretations of History


Develop an awareness of the past and be able to make connections across time

Gives a framework for understanding the sequence of events

Children are given the opportunity to ask and answer questions and follow their own line of enquiry (collaboratively or independently)

Research information from a range of sources

Share their learning confidently and effectively

To understand there are different versions of the past dependent of the source

To be objective and voice their opinions giving reasons and explanations


Knowledge Progression