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

Martin Garvey


At Knutton St Mary’s, our History scheme of work aims to inspire pupils to be curious and creative thinkers who develop complex knowledge of local, national and world history. We want pupils to develop confidence to think critically, ask questions, and to be able to explain and analyse historical evidence. We aim to build an awareness of significant events and individuals in global, British and local history and recognise how things have changed over time. History will support children to appreciate the complexity of people’s lives, the diversity of societies and the relationships between different groups. Studying History allows children to appreciate the many reasons why people may behave in the way they do, supporting children to develop empathy for others while providing an opportunity to learn from mankind’s past mistakes. We aim to support pupils in building their understanding of chronology in each year group, making connections over periods of time and developing a chronologically-secure knowledge of History. We hope to develop pupils’ understanding of how historians study the past and construct accounts and the skills to carry out their own historical enquiries. In order to prepare pupils for their future learning in History, we aim to introduce them to key substantive concepts including power, invasion, settlement and migration, empire, civilisation, religion, trade, achievements of humankind, society and culture.


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.


      • 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