Glenmead Primary School

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History is the study of the past.  It also helps people understand the things that happen today and how this influences the future.

History Curriculum Statement 



At Glenmead Primary School, it is our intent that through an enquiry based approach to the history element of our curriculum, pupils will be helped to gain a coherent knowledge and understanding of Britain’s past and that of the wider world and inspire pupils’ curiosity to know more about the past.  

As our pupils' progress, they will become equipped to ask perceptive questions, think critically, weigh evidence, sift arguments, and develop perspective and judgement. We want pupils to understand the complexity of people’s lives, the process of change, the diversity of societies and relationships between different groups, as well as their own identity and the challenges of their time.  

By the end of their primary education, children will have a chronological understanding of British history from Stone Age to present day. They are able to draw comparisons and make connections between different time periods and their own lives. Interlinked with this is the need to look at local history such as Birmingham. History within the UK and finally world history such as the ancient civilisations of Greece,



We use a published scheme, written by David Weatherly called Primary Connected History. We have chosen 14 enquiries to study across the school, with either two or three being studied in each year group. The enquiries have been chosen carefully for our pupils, to develop the essential knowledge that they need to be educated citizens and for future success.










 Substantive Knowledge Progression Map for History.pdfDownload
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