History at the Duke of Bedford

At The Duke of Bedford Primary School our ambition is to teach History with the intent of inspiring an excitement in our children about History, beginning with their own past and local environment which sparks an interest that will last beyond their time at school with us. The National Curriculum is the base from which our History curriculum is developed. We want to give our children a knowledge of the history of the British Isles from the earliest times to the present day and how things change, or stay the same, over time and link these thoughts to their own present day understanding. To also look at the wider world, and as their knowledge grows, for them to begin to make connections between aspects of history. We aim to teach our children the skills to look at, use, interpret and make connections between a variety of historical sources and evidence and support them to be able to analyse and question their findings. We intend for our children to be confident in developing, discussing and arguing different points of view. We believe that these skills and knowledge are progressive and also transferable to other subjects both during their time at our school but also into their further education and life beyond.

Below you are able to access and read our long term plan for History, our intent, implementation and impact statement and our progression document for Historical enquiry skills. 

History Long Term Plan

History Statement