Richard Hill

Church of England Primary School

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Our History Curriculum

At Richard Hill School, we aim to recognise the importance of history in shaping children’s understanding of how the past and present are interconnected, as well as, to build pupils’ knowledge and understanding of the world and its people. History  equips children with skills in collecting and analysing information, as well as thinking critically, developing judgement and weighing evidence.


At Richard Hill School, in conjunction with the aims of the National Curriculum, our history teaching offers opportunities for children to:

• Know and understand how people’s lives have shaped this nation and how Britain has influenced and been influenced by the wider world.

• Know and understand significant aspects of the history of the wider world.

• Understand historical concepts such as continuity and change, cause and consequence, similarity, difference and significance.


Our aim is for our children to develop a curiosity about the past, a deep and meaningful understanding of how the past affects their lives today, and a secure knowledge of chronology.


History teaching at Richard Hill School is blocked into discreet studies of a period of time or a theme. Pupils can be immersed in the subject knowledge within this block of teaching, and develop a deeper mastery of the curriculum. Teaching is planned to ensure tight focus on key learning and vocabulary, and is enhanced as much as possible by first hand experiences.