Curriculum Intent

At Victoria Primary, history lessons will inspire the children to become curious to know more about the past as an unfolding story. History lessons will help children gain coherent knowledge and understanding of Britain’s past and that of the wider world relevant to their lives and experiences. Children will be equipped to ask perceptive questions, challenge representations of the past, explore the ways in which it has been interpreted and represented and to analyse gaps and bias in books and resources. Through history lessons, children will develop an understanding of the complexity of people’s lives, the process of change, the diversity of societies and the relationships between different groups, as well as their own identity and the challenges of their time. 

The children will be taught history as an unfolding story through a variety of experiences in and outside the classroom. Children will be taught history by looking beyond the lives of exceptional people by comparisons with the lives and experiences of ordinary people of different classes and cultures, to put into context their great achievements.

Curriculum Aims:

At Victoria Primary Academy:

  • Children will know and understand the history of these islands as a chronological narrative. From the earliest times to the present.
  • Children will know and understand significant aspects of the history of the wider world.
  • Children will know and be able to use abstract terms such as, empire, civilisation and peasantry.
  • Children will understand historical concepts such as continuity and change.
  • Children will understand the methods of historical enquiry.
  • Children will be taught to place their growing knowledge into different contexts to gain historical perspective.

Subject Leader

For more information, please contact the History Subject Leader:

Mrs I Stevenson

Useful Documents

History at Victoria

History National Curriculum Coverage

History Key Skills Acquisition Grid