At Even Swindon Primary School, we are historians.

We believe that a well-rounded history curriculum will encourage our children to love history. Your child has no limits and we want to encourage them to achieve in all areas, whether they dream to be an archivist, museum curator, archaeologist or research analyst. We believe that our History curriculum will allow children to gain a wide understanding of how their current lives connect to the past and wider world.

We would like our History curriculum to provide children with sequential knowledge, skills and understanding, enabling them to build on and develop their skills each year, learning about history most relevant to themselves in EY and KS1, before working chronologically through British History, and looking at world history and significant historical events as they progress through the school. Pupils should be able to achieve an understanding of chronology, in order to develop a sense of identity and a cultural understanding based on their own historical heritage which will enable them to value their own and other people’s cultures in modern multicultural Britain.

We strive to inspire our pupils’ curiosity by making them aware of the actions of important people in history and enable children to know about significant events in British History, whilst appreciating how things have changed over time. We believe that teaching History in this way is important in broadening children’s horizons, challenging preconceived ideas and developing life skills in order to prepare them for the rest of their school life and beyond!



We believe high quality learning in History has been achieved when pupils are able to talk with confidence and enthusiasm about what they have learnt using subject specific vocabulary. Pupils will be aware of how historical events have shaped the world that we currently live in and have a further understanding of History on a local level. Children will be able to recognise changes over time and have a good understanding of chronology.

This will be evident through engagement in lessons, pupil voice, display work, talking enthusiastically, and application of skills.

The impact of our History curriculum will be overseen by the subject leader(s) through learning walks, team teaching, book looks, pupil and staff voice, planning feedback and ongoing data analysis.