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The history curriculum has clear end points that state the substantive knowledge and disciplinary knowledge that children will gain at each stage. When sequencing the curriculum, we have taken into account prior learning and typical gaps so that children gain cumulatively sufficient knowledge and skills. The logical progression that has identified the most useful content in history enables children to know more, remember more and be able to do more.

History learning encourages our children to question the past, learn key values and understand the highlights of the world and British history. The past influences all aspects of our lives, and has shaped the customs and beliefs of the communities to which we belong. At Bishop Bridgeman, teaching history offers opportunities to develop children’s sense of identity through understanding Britain’s past and the wider world by inspiring children’s curiosity, ability to weigh evidence and develop perspective.

Our intent is to help children to understand the process of change, develop an understanding of diverse societies and how these relationships have changed throughout time.

Historical concepts are threaded throughout our history curriculum and revisited throughout the units of work that children will study whilst at Bishop Bridgeman. This allows children to embed these key concepts in their long-term memory and apply them fluently. 

The 7 key concepts we ensure our children understand are:

  • Civilisation

  • Impact

  • Invasion

  • Ruler

  • Worship

  • Empire

  • Monarchy


For further information about our history curriculum, please speak to Mr J. Summerlin (History Curriculum Leader).

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