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Through the History Curriculum at Hereward Primary School, we strive for pupils of all abilities and backgrounds to develop their interest in the past, sparking their curiosity and motivation to learn.  Chronological understanding and inquiry skills are promoted throughout every topic covered in our History curriculum, with the assurance that children have the opportunity to strengthen and build upon their knowledge as they progress through the school. We are constantly encouraging children to step into their lessons with an open-mind, unafraid to challenge or question ideologies of the past and discuss how they may have had an impact on our lives today.  At Hereward, the overarching aim is for our children to expand their perspectives on both local and global history whilst keeping our core British values at the heart of their learning. In turn, allowing them to take the skills they acquire beyond the classroom to become informed, intuitive and independent members of our society.


The National Curriculum for History aims to ensure that all pupils:‚Äč


  •  know and understand the history of Great Britain from the earliest times to the present day;
  • know and understand significant aspects of the history of the wider world;
  • understand historical concepts such as continuity and change.

After learning about the Vikings, children created Viking artwork, which featured signature Viking knots, as well as animal heads.

Short Video Explaining 'Chronology'

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Why not have a go at creating your own timeline? You can include as much detail as you'd like!

History Progression Map (Nursery - Year 6)

History Subject Overview (Nursery - Year 6)