The intent of the History curriculum at Shawlands Primary School is to provide a rich and engaging learning experience that builds upon children’s prior knowledge, develops their historical skills, and fosters a deep understanding of the past. Our intent is to empower students to become critical thinkers, effective communicators, and responsible citizens who appreciate the significance of history in shaping their identities and the world around them.

Through our History curriculum, we aim to:

  • Cultivate a passion for history by presenting a broad range of topics that are relevant, interesting, and inclusive.
  • Enable pupils to develop a strong chronological understanding, making connections between different historical periods and events.
  • Foster a sense of curiosity and encourage pupils to ask questions about the past.
  • Promote the use of evidence-based reasoning, research skills, and critical thinking to form interpretations and understand historical accuracy.
  • Encourage pupils to empathize with people from the past, helping them understand different perspectives and develop historical empathy.
  • Provide opportunities for pupils to develop their historical literacy, including the ability to analyse sources, evaluate evidence, and communicate historical knowledge effectively.
  • Strengthen cross-curricular links, particularly with English, Geography, and art, to deepen understanding and demonstrate the interconnectedness of knowledge.
  • Promote an appreciation for heritage, diversity, and the impact of local and global history on pupils’ lives.


History Long Term Plan 2023/2024



History Knowledge Progression 2023/2024

History Vocabulary progression document

Second-Order concept progression

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