We want our children to enjoy and love learning about history by gaining knowledge and skills, not just through experiences in the classroom, but also with the use of fieldwork and educational visits. At Manor Beach Primary School our aims are to fulfil the requirements of the National Curriculum for History providing a broad and balanced curriculum that encompasses British Values. We want to encourage children to become historians and through the study of History, our children will be able to consider similarities and differences between themselves and people in the past. They will then be able to use this to develop empathy, not only of those who have gone before, but within modern life.  

The curriculum for History at Manor Beach Primary School has been designed to equip pupils with the skills to ask perceptive questions, think critically and challenge, consider evidence and develop a rounded perspective and judgement.

We aim for a History curriculum which inspires pupils’ curiosity and fascination about Britain’s past and that of the wider world. Our teaching ensures the progressive development of historical concepts, knowledge and skills; and for the children to study life in the past.  This equips pupils with knowledge about the history of Britain and how it has influenced and has been influenced by the wider world; to know and understand significant aspects of the history of the wider world such as ancient civilisations and empires; to recognise and discuss changes in living memory and beyond living memory; learn about the lives of significant people of the past; understand the methods of historical enquiry and be able to ask and answer questions.