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Here at Pool, we are developing children’s knowledge and skills in history, it is our intent to design a History curriculum and scheme of work with appropriate subject knowledge, skills and understanding as set out in the EYFS and National Curriculum History Programmes of study. Topics are informed by the National Curriculum and are also sensitive to children’s interests, as well as the context of the local area. It is also our intent to deliver a History curriculum which is accessible to all and that will maximise the outcomes for every child so that they know more, remember more and understand more, we aim to:


Help pupils to understand the complexity of people’s lives, the process of change, the diversity of societies and relationships between different groups. History also helps children gain a sense of their own identity within a social, political, cultural and economic background whilst developing compassion for others.

Develop the children’s understanding of key historical figures who showed determination and perseverance to achieve the success that they did. We will teach children that perseverance is important to get you through challenge and spending the time and effort when it's needed can lead to success.

Enable children throughout school to acquire their historical knowledge through a range of teaching strategies which include first hand experiences of artefacts, visits, visitors, photographs, the use of technology and information books. Lessons will develop long term memory by allowing for repetition of learning within the year and year on year. Historical vocabulary is taught within the historical unit and reinforced throughout the year. SMSC and PSHE are threaded through the History curriculum to link History to their lives and explore their heritage and cultural capital.

Enable children to enjoy and love learning about History by gaining this knowledge and applying skills, not just through experiences in the classroom, but also with educational visits and visitors. Here they will show respect for others and respect for historical artefacts and places. 


Pool-in-Wharfedale CE Primary School Arthington Lane, Pool-in-Wharfedale, Otley, LS21 1LG