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Croftlands Junior School


Most of our history work is taught as a class topic with cross-curricular themes. The children are provided with opportunities to investigate a range of historical sources. 

Because of our two-year curriculum cycle, the history curriculum is organised into two strands - British History and World History. This allows us to teach history chronologically, referring back to prior learning and linking world events to those in Great Britain.


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.