Houghton Primary School


Our Curriculum Leader for History is Anne Taylor

Details of the History Curriculum for each year group for each term can be found on the class webpages

KS1 History Curriculum Statement

KS2 History Curriculum Statement

Our approach to teaching History at Houghton Primary School

In order that our learners are enabled to develop the key characteristics of historians we teach history within a thematic approach which provides opportunities for the children to investigate and interpret the past through the use of primary and secondary sources. We use role play and drama to develop understanding of the past and enrich the children's study experience by visiting historical places and/or bringing in visitors to bring history 'alive'. Recent visits have included Flag Fen https://www.facebook.com/flagfen/, Ely Cathedral, Grimes Graves http://www.english-heritage.org.uk/visit/places/grimes-graves-prehistoric-flint-mine/ and the travelling company, Mexicolore http://www.mexicolore.co.uk/, have visited to provide an incredible 'hands on' experience for the children. http://www.mexicolore.co.uk/ We seek to help the children to make connections, teaching them about history in different places across the world at the same points in time in order to develop their understanding of human development and impact. For example; our topic on the Stone Age is related to the topic on the Mayans - comparing and contrasting what was going on in the world in different places at the same time. We aim to provide audiences for our children to present to in order to support their abilities to communicate historically. These include holding 'open' events where parents and carers are invited in to find out more about the topic.