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Historians at Sacred Heart



Our History curriculum aims to inspire our pupils’ curiosity to know more about the past. History helps pupils to understand the process of change, the diversity of societies and how historical people and events have impacted our society today.


Our History topics are based around answering enquiry questions. The sequence of lessons are carefully considered to ensure that children build on their knowledge and skills in chronological order. Our curriculum has been designed  with the intention of teaching Historical topics in chronological order throughout the school. We aim to equip the children to ask perceptive questions, think critically, weigh evidence, sift arguments and develop perspective and judgment. It forms part of our creative curriculum and, as such, is taught along with other subjects on the same theme.


Implementation of History 

We follow a progression map from EYFS to Year 6 which addresses the key vocabulary, knowledge and  skills for each area of our History Curriculum. Our Curriculum has been developed around the interests and needs of our children with an awareness and understanding of how the past has shaped the world that we live in today. In our school hall, children visit a huge timeline to pinpoint the particular period of time or Era that they are learning about. 




Wider Curriculum 

At Sacred Heart, we strive to provide our children with as many experiences as possible so that they can deepen their learning and apply this to different contexts. We have linked, where possible, our History topics to our Design and Technology, and Art and Design Curriculum. 


Power Projects


Each half term, children are given a Power Project to complete based on their History or Geography topic. The project focuses on cross- curricular activities which encourages children to explore this subject on a deeper level. Some activities consist of creating models, visiting museums, collecting research, preparing and making a meal etc. At the end of the half term, we hold an exhibition in the hall so that all children can walk around and look at all of the projects from different year groups. 

Take a look at our Power Project Page to look at our amazing projects.

Here is an example: