History Curriculum Intent Statement

At Leverton Primary School, we aim to teach a history curriculum which stimulates an interest and detailed understanding of past events and how they impact upon current lives.

Children learn the importance of chronology and how this helps them identify key events which have influenced their lives today. Using historical studies, children develop the skills needed for the future. Our children learn to identify, compare and contrast information by examining a range of historical artefacts, to give justified opinions and reach logical conclusions. Interaction and collaborative learning is at the centre of this process to produce citizens ready for a democratic society in which they feel confident and have the skills to participate.

Through history, links are made with citizenship to develop an understanding and appreciation of their identity and cultural background, whilst building tolerance and patience towards other cultures in our multi-cultural society. Local history studies support them in understanding how and why their local areas have altered, as well as the benefits or disadvantages of this.