History at Easton


Children should…

  • Gain a coherent knowledge and understanding of Britain’s past and that of the wider world which helps to stimulate children’s curiosity to know more about the past. 
  • Understand their place in modern Britain including the historic factors that led Easton to be what it is today including empire, slavery, World War II and post war migration.
  • Develop a chronological framework to support them in building a picture of the past and how that has shaped the world we live in. 
  • Develop enquiry skills through the study of historical events by using and interpreting a range of primary and secondary sources. 
  • Understand the historical concepts of cause and effect, change and development as well as significance and interpretation.
  • Think critically to engage with, question and develop a deeper understanding of the past.


We will work to achieve our aim through:  

  • Developing our children’s knowledge of key events, vocabulary,  significant people and facts. 
  • A skills progression mapping historical skills across the school encompassing 7 strands - Chronology, historical enquiry, historical terms, interpretation, continuity and change similarity and difference, cause and consequence and significance. 
  • Ensuring progression in knowledge by children ‘being Historians’ in every lesson, enabling them to ask and answer questions through investigations and research  
  • Using assessment for learning to plan effective sequences of lessons that build on previous knowledge both throughout a unit and over time across the school  
  • Using knowledge organisers to embed key facts and regularly review substantive knowledge  
  • Addressing misconceptions using questioning and regular review of learning   

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