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At Hazelwood, we believe in inspiring children to be curious and ask question about the past in order to become responsible citizens for the future.

Through our knowledge rich History curriculum, we strive to put the children in the role of a historian, providing them with real, relevant, immersive and purposeful opportunities to learn about significant periods of History. Children will gain a coherent knowledge and chronological understanding of Britain’s past and that of the wider world.

The aims of our History curriculum are:

  • To provide real, relevant, immersive and purposeful opportunities for children to develop a secure understanding of the past
  • To enable children to successfully develop their understanding of substantive historical  knowledge and disciplinary skills
  • To develop a secure understanding of chronology, understanding that time periods are not isolated
  • To develop use of historical vocabulary, both orally and through writing
  • To investigate and interpret the past through making connections, drawing contrasts, analysing trends and framing historically-valid questions that interrogate the source materials
  • To use the concepts of continuity and change, causation, similarity & difference, evidential thinking and ‘impact on our world today’ in order to create their own structured accounts
  • To practise methods of historical enquiry, understanding how evidence is used rigorously to make historical claims, and to discern how and why contrasting arguments and interpretations of the past have been constructed.
  • To inspire and engage children with the subject through enrichment opportunities, projects and external visits


"History is about Things in the past that built the future today.” (Year 5 child)