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Intent for History

For children to:

  • know and understand the history of these islands as a coherent, chronological narrative, from the earliest times to the present day.
  • know some of the ways that people’s lives have shaped this nation and how Britain has influenced and been influenced by the wider world.
  • develop a historically grounded understanding of abstract terms such as ‘empire’, ‘civilisation’, ‘parliament’ and ‘peasantry’.
  • know and understand significant aspects of the history of the wider world.
  • know and understand the nature of ancient civilisations.
  • be provided with a context for the expansion and dissolution of empires.
  • know and understand the connections between local, regional, national and international history.
  • know some of the connections between cultural, economic, military, political, religious and social history.
  • know and understand the connections between short- and long-term timescales.
  • know how to  use a variety of ways to communicate knowledge and understanding i.e. extended writing  / technology/ discussion / debate etc.