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  • The history curriculum at SMRP  draws from and makes full use of the immediate and wider local area, enabling children to develop a deep understanding of the rich history of their locality.​

  • To provide our children with a broad range of experiences which enrich their knowledge and understanding of the world around them, identifying how the past contributes to the current day.​

  • To develop knowledge and understanding of key historical knowledge includng  Britain’s past and that of the wider world which helps to stimulate pupils’ curiosity to know more about the past;​

  • To develop the children's chronological framework to support them in building a picture of the past and how areas of study link.​

  • Begin 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.​

  • To develop enquiry skills through study of historical events using a range of sources.​

  • To encourage children to ask perceptive questions, think critically, weigh evidence, sift arguments, and develop perspective and judgement. 



  • At SMRP we have developed a history curriculum which is inspiring, meaningful and engaging to our pupils, using key objectives and historical skills from the national curriculum​

  • We have 6 whole school topics throughout the year in which at least two are history focused ‘Celebrating Diversity’ and ‘A Moment in Time’.​

  • The history curriculum at SMRP  is carefully planned and structured to ensure that learning is linked to previous learning and previous knowledge and skills are built upon. ​

  • A whole school progression document supports planning and vocabulary development. ​

  • Throughout their time at SMPR children will also have opportunities to find out about the past and interpret it by using a range of historical resources including museums, portraits, historical maps, artefacts, diaries/letters, graves, local landmarks and buildings, newspaper reports, audit books, logbooks, recipes, film clips and visitors.