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We Are Historians!
Historical Vocabulary  Historical Questions  Stories & Sources  Historical Concepts

Purpose of Study

A high-quality history education provides pupils with a coherent knowledge and understanding of Britain’s past and that of the wider world. It should inspire curiosity and equip children to generate perceptive questions, think critically, weigh evidence, sift arguments and develop perspective and judgement. History helps pupils 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.

Who is the Five Spires Historian?

The Five Spires Historian has a strong understanding of chronology and can confidently make connections across local, British and world history. They can generate critical and historically- valid questions about the past and suggest how to find the answers. They can efficiently and effectively use an increasingly wide range of stories and sources and can weigh, sift, select and organise relevant information. The Five Spires Historian has a strong grasp of the correct historical vocabulary and can apply this to communicate historically in a range of ways.

Five Spires Curriculum Rationale

  • Working backwards chronologically from most recent history in KS1 to the Stone Age in Y6;
  • Thematic approach woven through KS2 to encourage development of chronological
  • Purposeful, engaging learning opportunities encourage a love of learning about history;
  • Objectives across all strands revisited and embedded within and across year groups and key stages to ensure cumulative fluency.


Whole School Curriculum Map - History
Subject Sequence - History