Below is the overview of the history curriculum at Leechpool.

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A progressive school curriculum (based on the National Curriculum and EYFS curriculum), will focus on historical skills, building on what has been taught before as well as progressing through the humanities skills ladder.

Children will use a range of relevant historical resources including local experts, artefacts, photographs, local museum and other relevant historical sources.

Children will be given the opportunities to experience history through trips visits and workshops.

Teachers will use key questions to direct children’s thinking/ enquiry about places, people or cultures.

Children will discuss and debate topics listening and considering the thoughts of others.

 Their learning will be evidenced in working class journals or topic books in a variety of ways such as maps, diagrams photos and topic based writing.


Children will gain a curiosity of the past, and develop their interest in how they fit in to local history and the wider world.

Children will think of themselves as historians with a strong sense of how they fit into the wider world. They will be equipped to continue with their education, also to make broader decisions about their own lives.

Children will achieve age related expectations across the wider curriculum.

Children will be confident in using historical terms and language and have an increasing knowledge and understanding of chronology, subject content and concepts.

Children will develop the skill of checking how reliable the source is and the importance of using a range of evidence.