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Norbury C of E Primary School

NorburyC of E Primary School

Laughter and Learning in a
Caring Christian School




Teaching and learning in History will help our children to gain a coherent knowledge and understanding of Britain’s past and that of the wider world.  We aim to inspire pupils’ curiosity to know more about the past through asking perceptive questions.  Pupils are encouraged to think critically, weigh evidence, sift arguments and develop perspective and judgement.  By the end of their time at Norbury, children should be asking perceptive questions, thinking critically and considering evidence in preparation for their transition to secondary study.


In our mixed age classes, we teach to a 2 year (Starlings and Kingfisher Classes) or 3 year (Heron Class) cycle which has been designed to ensure that children receive the breadth of learning required by the National Curriculum.  By mapping the progression of knowledge, understanding and skills over time we are able to ensure that children’s skills continue to develop even when they remain in the same class.


Children have the opportunity to:


  • Develop their understanding of historical concepts across a range of areas of study.
  • Develop a historical perspective on world events.
  • Have opportunities to visit cultural institutions and venues, which might include; Derby Theatre, Derby Cathedral, Chatsworth House and Cromford Mill.
  • Understand methods of historical enquiry and how historical evidence cam be interpreted and used.


The document below shows the core learning for children in History in each year group at Norbury.  Scroll to the bottom for some key texts that will support our learning.

history core skills progression.pdf


history content coverage.pdf