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Holly Hill Primary and Nursery School


History Intent Statement 


At Holly Hill we believe that a quality History curriculum should provide meaningful learning experiences to bring the past into the present to shape the future.

The History curriculum at Holly Hill enables children to gain a coherent knowledge and understanding of Britain’s past and that of the wider world. It inspires pupils’ curiosity to know more about the past. Teaching should equip pupils to ask perceptive questions, think critically, weigh evidence, sift arguments, and develop perspective and judgement. 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.


Through our History curriculum we make links to our whole school curriculum intent statement. The aspects which are particularly significant to History are:

  • Balance of knowledge and skills
  • Diversity
  • Rich vocabulary and quality texts
  • Experiences and opportunities
  • Outdoor learning