Curriculum Intent Statement History 


At Manaccan School, our intent in History is to stimulate the children’s curiosity in order for them to develop their knowledge, skills and understanding of the past and how this has shaped the world we live in today. 


We aim to deliver a history curriculum that is accessible to all and that will maximise the outcomes for every child so that they know more, remember more and understand more. 


Our history curriculum is underpinned by the following historical concepts: 

  • Monarchy, government, empire, civilization and society, law and order, conflict, culture, religion, and power 


These concepts are revisited in different areas of learning throughout the school so that pupils are enabled to make links between different historical periods and understand that there are common themes throughout human history.  


Our history curriculum gives students the opportunity to develop the disciplinary skills required of historians through all our areas of learning. These are as follows: 

  • Ask historical enquiry questions.  

  • Use sources such as artefacts, pictures and texts to find out about how people in the past lived.  

  • Understand that different periods of history have things that are the same as other periods and things that are unique to them.  

  • Find out about people who have had an impact on the history of the World.  

  • Explore significant events in the past and how they have led to changes over time.  

  • Understand chronology (the passage of time).  

  • Understand that there can be different versions of the same events and be able to critically review sources of evidence. 


We provide opportunities for pupils to demonstrate their learning and understanding which are rich and diverse and which make explicit links with other curriculum areas.  


We aim to exemplify our V.O.I.C.E. curriculum drivers through our history curriculum by giving our pupils the opportunity to: 

  • Develop accurate and purposeful, carefully selected historical vocabulary 

  • Achieve  outcomes  that pupils are proud of to help them make sense and understand more about the past? 

  • Develop the integrity required to work as historians to be inquisitive and reflective, whilst collectively and collaboratively, supporting and celebrating other learners.  

  • Communicate learning and understanding in different ways 

  • Develop enquiry skills to embed key skills and knowledge in rich, interesting historical contexts 

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