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At Pilgrims’ Way School, History is taught using the National Curriculum. We provide a high-quality history education to help pupils gain a coherent knowledge and understanding of Britain’s past and that of the wider world. 

As a result of research, we follow Kapow's Scheme of work, which is organised to reflect the fact that ‘knowledge of the past must be shaped by disciplinary approaches in order to become historical knowledge.’ (Ofsted research review series: History, 2021) This is an enquiry based scheme with considered questions that the children can answer. Teaching equips pupils to ask perceptive questions, think critically, weigh evidence, sift arguments, and develop perspective and judgement.

The history scheme of work is organised into substantive knowledge strands and disciplinary strands.


History helps pupils 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.

History is taught in terms 1, 3 and 5 across the school. This ensures children are returning to the subject frequently and developing on from their previous learning. Retrieval activities are implemented across the school throughout the year to support their long term memory.