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Sudbury Primary School


Subject Leader

Ms. Skeoch

Curriculum Purpose

Our curriculum advances children’s knowledge of the world by embracing the rich diversity of our school community to prepare them for the challenges and opportunities of modern life.

Curriculum Rationale

At Sudbury Primary School, we teach History discretely through a project theme throughout the year. The history projects are well sequenced to develop children’s historical knowledge, skills and subject disciplines. All projects develop historical skills based on evidence and historical enquiry. We ensure that knowledge is repeated throughout the projects to promote long-term retention of key knowledge. We aim to inspire our children to become knowledgeable about the past, and we do this through planning engaging and progressive lessons and activities (Engage, Develop, Innovate and Express). Their understanding of chronology is embedded by their classroom timelines, which refer back to prior periods of time that have been studied.

Our curriculum incorporates local history alongside significant periods in different eras and civilisations. The choice of historical periods follows the guidance set out in the national curriculum, with specific details relating to significant events and individuals chosen to present a rich and diverse account of British and world history. For example, learning about the impact of Windrush through Floella Benjamin’s experiences, learning about the ancient Sumer civilisation along with the ancient Greeks and studying activists such as Rosa Parks and Greta Thunberg.

We assess the critical knowledge that the children have acquired through quizzes that address the unit that they have been studying.

Curriculum Map

History Curriculum Map

Progression Map

History Progression Map

History Enrichment