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“A people without the knowledge of their past, history, origin and culture is like a tree without roots.” Marcus Garvey

History Curriculum at Holy Trinity

History Subject Leader is Mrs Pinkerton


Our curriculum intent for History is that every child will: 


  • develop a sense of curiosity about the past and how it influences us today
  • have a respect for historical evidence and be able to evaluate and challenge a variety of views using a range of historical resources
  • have an in-depth knowledge and understanding of people, events and contexts from a range of historical periods
  • be able to explore, debate and discuss the past by formulating questions and lines of enquiry
  • have a desire to embrace challenging activities, including opportunities to undertake high-quality research across a range of history topics


Implementation of the History Curriculum at Holy Trinity


Holy Trinity is committed to ensuring all children have full access to a high-quality historical education. Where possible, we do this by teaching our history in a progressive way to enable the children to have a more in-depth knowledge of the past both in Britain and the wider world.

In support of the above, children have access to a range of wider curriculum opportunities to support their learning.  This may include trips and visits, workshops, clubs, roles of responsibility and residential visits in the later years.  These all combine to enable pupils to identify as historians within real life contexts and make comparisons between life now and in the past.


The Impact of the History Curriculum at Holy Trinity


Holy Trinity pupils have experience of developing their historical knowledge and skills during their time with us. Through being exposed to and studying a range of periods of history, key figures from the past and key concepts they have developed an understanding of how life has changed throughout the world. In offering our children an experience where they can be curious, ask questions, explore, and in teaching them the skills and confidence to contribute effectively within our school, the community and the wider world.



How does History fit into our School Vision?

To be an inspirational place of learning where:


Vision statement:

historical links/actions:

We facilitate opportunities so every child can flourish in a place where they feel safe, happy and confident

  • Ensure trips and visits are planned and delivered effectively and regularly in every year group to inspire learning
  • Offer cross-curricular learning opportunities to enable children to make connections and explore an in depth curriculum
  • Share examples of learning and achievement within the school through displays, photos, work samples as well as celebrating achievements with families on the school website and in the newsletter

Staff wellbeing and professional development is valued and supported in order to fulfil their roles, inspire others and experience personal fulfilment.


  • Provide CPD for staff in the history National Curriculum
  • Ensure resources are available and of a  high standard to enable staff to undertake their job effectively and efficiently





The school provides facilities that enable an optimum learning environment.

  • Ensure pupils have access to high quality resources
  • Historical resources and displays are an embedded part of our school environment
  • Ensure children’s work is celebrated and shared throughout all available platforms: classrooms, corridors, communal areas in school, through topic books, on the website, in home learning projects etc
  • Immerse children in rich topic based learning


The school plays a central role within our community and enjoys strong links with the church, local companies and other schools.                        

  • Where possible make local links within our topic based approach through trips and visits
  • Forge links with other History subject leaders across the local cluster