At Moor Green Primary Academy, our history curriculum is designed to engage, support and challenge all pupils from a diverse range of social and cultural backgrounds, providing ambition at all levels.

It is designed to give all pupils, particularly the most disadvantaged and pupils with SEND, the knowledge and cultural capital they need to succeed in life. It is coherently planned and sequenced towards cumulatively sufficient knowledge and skills for future learning and employment. Throughout their time at school, pupils’ curiosity in learning about history will be cultivated by all members of the teaching team, implementing a curriculum that is broad, relevant and stimulating. 

The curriculum allows pupils to gain a coherent understanding of Britain’s past and how it links to the history of the wider world. Teaching at Moor Green Primary Academy aims to equip pupils to ask perceptive questions, think critically, weigh evidence and sift arguments. 

In Early Years, pupils are taught personal history, chronology and how to compare past and present through a language-rich curriculum and an enabling environment. In Key Stage One, pupils will be introduced to concepts such as investigating and interpreting the past, by observing and handling evidence and asking questions to inspire and nurture their curiosity. They will begin to understand chronology by ordering events and learning the essential vocabulary needed in order to express their understanding. In Key Stage Two, the concepts learnt are further developed with increasing accuracy and complexity. When investigating the past, pupils will be taught how to scrutinise a range of sources and reason their reliability. Over time, pupils will have an in-depth understanding of chronology and will know how significant periods in history have impacted on each other. Building an overview of world history is embodied, as the pupils use the skills acquired as a bridge to new understanding.

Pupils will leave Moor Green Primary Academy as confident historians. They will have an exceptional level of understanding in what it means to analyse and interpret. After being introduced to influential experiences, pupils will have the ability to harness cultural capital which will motivate them to live their lives to the full.