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At Warren Park Primary School, we strive to inspire curiosity in our children when they are learning about where they have come from and how past events and significant people from the past have helped to shape their future. School trips and historical visitors and enquiry boxes bring our History units to life and encourage the children to explore and develop an understanding of each History unit. History provides opportunities for children to refine and develop the core skills of English and Maths whilst allowing links to all other areas of the curriculum.


  • To provide high-quality History units following a 6-step enquiry led curriculum covering chronology, characteristic features, change and continuity, cause and consequence, historical significance, historical interpretation and historical enquiry, which will help children gain a coherent knowledge and understanding of Britain’s past, civilisations that have happened and that of the wider world.
  • To enable pupils to delve into a History topic with an overarching question that feeds through a History 6 step enquiry
  • To enable pupils to ask perceptive questions, think critically, weigh evidence, sift arguments and develop perspective and judgement.
  • For children to understand the complexity of people’s lives, the process of change, the diversity of societies and relationships between different groups as well as their own identity and the challenges of their time.
  • For children to learn about the significance of our local history and how this has impacted on our lives now.
  • To enable children to have the knowledge for them to draw on and transform it into a constructive historical argument.


  • Teachers impart good subject knowledge to provide History units in a chronological narrative to show how people’s lives have shaped this nation and how Britain has influenced and been influenced by the wider world.
  • History will be taught contextually ensuring that children understand their local History and how that links to the history of the wider world through the learning of:
    • ancient civilisations
    • the expansion and dissolution of empires
    • characteristic features of past non-European societies
    • achievements and follies of mankind
    • abstract terms such as ‘empire’, ‘civilisation’, ‘parliament’, ‘conflicts’ and ‘peasantry’
  • Children will make connections, analyse trends, create their own structured accounts, enquire and use evidence to question why and how historical events have happened.
  • Children will be challenged to make sense of the striking similarities and vast differences in human experiences across time and places in History.


Children will gain a good understanding of History and will demonstrate the associated skills such as investigation, enquiry and analysis. Children will achieve well through:

  • regular teacher assessment of disciplinary and substantive knowledge.
    • To identify pupils’ gaps of knowledge of specific content and concepts.
    • To ensure all children gain the knowledge required to succeed in later life
  • continued development of core skills
  • self-awareness and the ability to understand their place in the world

History – Learning Journey

History – Long Term Plan

History – Progression of Skills