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Poplars Community Primary School

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At Poplars, our History curriculum is designed to develop children’s understanding of the past, the legacies that were created and how they impact our day to day lives now. Our curriculum is sequenced so that our children’s historical knowledge, understanding and skills build over time. We ensure children make links and gain historical perspective by placing their growing knowledge into different contexts, understanding the connections between local, national and international history; and between short- and long-term timescales.


We aim to:

  • To instil a curiosity and understanding of events, places and people in a variety of times and environments.
  • To acquire knowledge and understanding of the history of their local
  • To develop an interest in the past and an appreciation of human achievements and aspirations
  • To learn about the major issues and events in the history of our own country and of the world and how these events may have influenced one another
  • To develop a knowledge of chronology within which the children can organise their understanding of the past
  • To understand how the past was different from the present and that people of other times and places may have had different values and attitudes from ours
  • To understand the nature of evidence by emphasising the process of enquiry and by developing the range of skills required to interpret primary and secondary source materials
  • To distinguish between historical facts and the interpretation of those facts