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History at Beedon CE Primary



Planned in a 2 year cycle, our history projects are well sequenced to provide a coherent subject scheme that develops children’s historical knowledge, skills and subject disciplines. Key aspects and concepts, such as chronology, cause and effect, similarity and difference, significance and hierarchy, are revisited throughout all projects and are developed over time. All projects also develop historical skills based on evidence and historical enquiry. The choice of historical periods follows the guidance set out in the national curriculum, with specific details relating to significant events and individuals chosen to present a rich and diverse account of British and world history. Where there are opportunities for making meaningful connections with other projects, history projects are sequenced accordingly. All history projects are taught in the autumn and summer terms, with opportunity to revisit historical concepts in some of the spring term geography projects.

Throughout the history scheme, there is complete coverage of all national curriculum programmes of study taught over a 2-year mixed age cycle.


In a Beedon history lesson, you will see:

  • Children who show a keen interest in the past who use aretfacts and evidence to answer their questions
  • Children practising their reading and oracy skills whilst gaining historical knowledge, rich in the vocabulary they will need at this school and beyond.
  • Children developing their knowledge in a logical sequence, being able to draw on past experience,  linking their knowledge to their prior learning and using this to draw their own conclusions
  • Children developing the specialist vocabulary needed to think, speak and write like a historian
  • Post Covid, in 2020 and 2021, some historical topics will be combined with other lessons to ensure our children have covered all that need to by the end of Key Stage 2
  • Children building their cultural capital through practical activities and trips and visitors which bring the curriculum to life (Newbury Museum workshops, Butser Farm, Oxford Castle Museum)
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