History at Cropredy CE Primary School

At Cropredy CE Primary School history education should be fully inclusive to every child.


Our aims are to fulfil the requirements of the National Curriculum for History;

  • providing a broad, balanced and differentiated curriculum;

  • ensuring the progressive development of historical concepts, knowledge and skills; and

  • for the children to develop a love for history.


Furthermore, we aim to inspire in pupils a curiosity and fascination about history that will remain with them for the rest of their lives.

Within teacher’s planning for delivery of this curriculum subject, we aim

  • to inspire pupils’ curiosity to discover more about the past and to develop an understanding that enables them to enjoy all that history has to offer;

  • to enable children to know about significant events in British history and to appreciate how things have changed over time;

  • to develop a sense of chronology;

  • to know and understand how the British system of democratic government has developed and, in so doing, to contribute to a child’s citizenship education;

  • to understand how Britain is part of a wider European culture and to study some aspects of European history;

  • to have some knowledge and understanding of historical development in the wider world;

  • to help children understand society and their place within it, so that they develop a sense of their cultural heritage;

  • to develop in children the skills of enquiry, investigation, analysis, evaluation, debate, interpretation, problem solving and presentation.