‘People without knowledge of their past, origin and culture is like a tree without roots’

Martin Garvey


At Knutton, St Mary’s we believe a high-quality History education will help pupils gain a coherent knowledge and understanding of Britain’s past and that of the wider world. It should inspire pupils’ curiosity to know more about the past. Teaching should equip pupils to ask perceptive questions, think critically, weigh evidence, sift arguments, and develop perspective and judgement. History helps pupils to 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.


Pupils develop an understanding of how subjects and specific skills are linked to future jobs.

Here are some of the jobs you could aspire to do in the future as a Historian:
    • Member of Parliament
    • Curator
    • Publicity Assistant
    • Tour Guide

For more careers, please visit First Careers.


History at Knutton, St. Mary’s is taught in blocks throughout the year, so that children achieve depth in their learning. Teachers have identified the key knowledge and skills guided by the National Curriculum and consideration has been given to ensure progression across topics throughout each year group across the school. By the end of year 6, children will have a chronological understanding of British history from the Stone Age to the present day. They are able to draw comparisons and make connections between different time periods and their own lives. Interlinked with this are studies of world history, such as the ancient civilisations of Greece and the Shang Dynasty.

Consideration is given to how greater depth will be taught, learnt and demonstrated, as well as how learners will be supported in line with the school’s commitment to inclusion. will be taught, learnt and demonstrated within each lesson, as well as how learners will be supported in line with the school’s commitment to inclusion.

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      • Children will achieve age related expectations in History at the end of their cohort year
      • Children will develop a curiosity about the past and be able to pose their own questions
      • Children will work practically to develop enquiry skills and find the answers and extend their understanding
      • Children will be able to build on prior knowledge and link ideas together
      • Children will retain knowledge that is pertinent to History within a real life context
      • Children will have a richer vocabulary which will enable them to articulate their understanding of taught topics