Seacroft Grange Primary School


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 We aim to:

-Deliver an engaging curriculum that helps children develop the skills required to be a historian

-Develop chronological understanding of the periods they are learning about

-Inspire pupils’ curiosity to know more about the past

-Provide opportunities for pupils to develop history skills, key knowledge and core concepts to be able to understand and question sources and events of the past

-Support children to retain key knowledge, skills, concepts and chronology with the use of ‘Do-now’ tasks

-Teach children about specific people and events in history in Britain and the wider world



We will achieve this through the use of:

-Rigorous use of knowledge organisers for every unit of work which will document each key question, key vocabulary and useful images. This will be supported through the use of our school timeline and ensuring children understand history chronologically.

-Carefully planned ‘Do now’ tasks at the start of each History lesson to retrieve previous learning using the retention document

  • ‘The Discovery Centre’ service who provide us with real artefacts from each period we study. They also bring in additional artefacts to use in assemblies and a wealth of knowledge from their staff who host these. This also includes visits to historical landmarks within the Leeds area such as Temple Newsam and Abbey House to provide rich experiences for our children.

We have worked alongside Leeds Museums and galleries to further refine our curriculum - we are introducing new concepts through which to study our curriculum during the academic year 2024/2025. The concepts are termed as GOLDEN threads (which are in line with our other GOLDEN elements to our curriculum e.g. GOLDEN steps in Writing etc)


We know we have achieved this because:

-Children enjoy history lessons and are confident to talk about their learning

-Pupils use a wide range of vocabulary to describe chronology and periods of time

-Children are able to ask historical questions, explain events of the past, compare sources, gather evidence and question events.

-Children have an understanding of events in history and understand historical concepts

-Children talk confidently about their learning in history using appropriate vocabulary and reference to significant events

-Children know and understand how the history of Britain has shaped modern day Britain and how Britain has influenced and been influenced by the wider world

Children engaging with artefacts boxes in Y3 when learning about Stone Age:

Example information for use with our artefacts

Chronology is key to our work in History and we have our school timeline which orders all of the Historical learning that takes place in our curriculum

Moresdale Lane, Seacroft, Leeds, LS14 6JR

0113 2605385