BerkswichCE Primary School

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Our History Curriculum Intent

At Berkswich, we strive to inspire our children to become young historians and promote a curiosity and secure understanding about Britain and the wider world’s rich and exciting past. 


Our history curriculum breadth is shaped by the drivers that we feel are pertinent to our children’s backgrounds, beliefs and values. We are ambitious with the opportunities that we provide: teachers aim to equip each child with the vital background knowledge required to ask perceptive questions, think critically, weigh evidence sift arguments and to develop perspective and judgement. This ensures that each child, including SEND children, gain the cultural capital they deserve to play an integral part of our community.


Our aim is to ensure that by the end of each key stage, children have a long-term memory of a purposeful body of procedural and semantic knowledge. Teachers build a working culture where encouraging children to ask questions and think critically leads children to develop perspective on the process of change. Our students will be able to relate previous learning to their current studies in order for their knowledge of the past to be strong and meaningful.


Through deep questioning and high-quality history subjects, our children will leave Berkswich being able to understand the complexity of people’s lives and the diversity of societies. By effectively communicating their ideas about the past, children will demonstrate their understanding of how the past has helped to shape our world today.