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Richardson Endowed Primary School

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Our History intent at Richardson Endowed Primary School is to engage children’s interest and understanding through stimulating themes, topics and enquries. We ignite the children’s natural curiosity and create opportunities for them to investigate past events and, by so doing, develop the skills of enquiry, analysis, interpretation and problem-solving.


We teach children an awareness of chronology, and through this they develop a sense of identity, and a cultural understanding based on past and present events in their lives and their historical heritage. Through History, we encourage our children to value and respect their own, and other people’s, cultures in modern multicultural Britain and, by considering how people lived in the past, we hope they are better able to make their own life choices today and in the future.


Our History curriculum makes a significant contribution to citizenship education by teaching about the manner in which Britain has developed as a democratic society and the significant people, events, societies and changes that have shaped the present world we live in. Through historical enquiry and collaboration, children learn from the past to become critical thinkers today and develop a responsibility for their future.

Key Learning 


Chronological Knowledge and Understanding

Historical Concepts

Historical Enquiry – Using evidence and communicating ideasInterpretations of History

Pupils develop an awareness of the past and are able to make connections across time


Pupils develop a framework for understanding the sequence of events from the past

Pupils are given the opportunity to ask and answer questions and follow their own line of enquiry (collaboratively and/or independently)


Pupils research information from a range of sources


Pupils share their learning confidently and effectively

Pupils understand that historical sources represent the past in different ways, depending on the author, purpose, context etc


Pupils understand that there are different versions of the past, and that sources, individuals and events are open to interpretation and a range of representations


Pupils are able to be objective and voice their opinions, giving reasons and explanations for their ideas and conclusions