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St Faith's CE School

Learning Together For All To Succeed


'Leaders have developed topics or themes to capture pupils’ interests and engage them in their learning. Wherepossible, subjects are linked together. This helps pupils to make meaningful connections in their learning’- OfSTED 2019


Curriculum Intent: 

At St Faith's we understand the importance of teaching history to our children. Our curriculum inspires children to want to know more about the past, think like historians and make meaningful links to the world today. 


The St Faith’s curriculum for History aims to:

  • Instil in the children a curiosity and understanding of events, places and people in a variety of times and environments.
  • Develop an interest in the past and an appreciation of human achievements and aspirations
  • Understand the values of our society
  • Learn about the major issues and events in the history of our own country and of the world and how these events may have influenced one another
  • Develop a knowledge of chronology within which the children can organise their understanding of the past
  • Understand how the past was different from the present and that people of other times and places may have had different values and attitudes from ours
  • Understand the nature of evidence by emphasising the process of enquiry and by developing the range of skills required to interpret primary and secondary source materials
  • Distinguish between historical facts and the interpretation of those facts
  • Understand that events have a multiplicity of causes and that historical explanation is provisional, debatable and sometimes controversial
  • Help children understand society and their place within it, so that they develop a sense of their cultural heritage
  • Develop in children the skills of enquiry, investigation, analysis, evaluation and presentation


Curriculum Implementation: 


At St Faith’, our history curriculum develops children to think like historians.

Our History curriculum is taught:

  • Through engaging lessons, which helps to bring history to life within the classroom
  • Through children exploring a range of Primary and Secondary resources such as: artefacts, pictures, maps and documents
  • Through carefully sequenced lessons that demonstrate progression, building upon prior knowledge and enabling children to apply new learning
  • To inspire children’s questions 
  • Using timelines so that chronology is embedded and children understand how different periods of history link together 
  • Through the understanding of key vocabulary
  • Through historical visits and activities where children are able to develop a greater understanding



Maple Class visited Fulham Palace to find out more about toys from the past.

'In the past there were different toys – no factories so they had to make them themselves. They had to stop them because war was happening and children had to leave with only one toy to go and live in the countryside.'  - Year 1 child

Supporting Documents and Policy 

Useful links:

Local Museums