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Church of England Primary School

Small school, big hearts. Wise, Responsible and Kind like the Good Samaritan.

'The more you know about the past, the better prepared you are for the future' - Theodore Roosevelt

Curriculum intent


At Buckland, we aim for a knowledge rich history curriculum, which will inspire in pupils a curiosity and fascination about Britain’s past and that of the wider world, as well as aid in increasing a tolerant and inclusive understanding of the values and attitudes of others. We want children to understand how our present is influenced by the past and why knowledge of the past helps us understand the way our world works today. Our teaching will equip pupils with knowledge about the history of Britain and how it has influenced and been influenced by the wider world; know and understand about significant aspects of the history of the wider world like ancient civilisations and empires; 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. We intend that children understand that history is a process of enquiry and know that different perspectives give us different answers to questions. We want children to develop an understanding that a range of sources are needed for these perspectives and recognise that both primary and secondary sources are useful in our interpretations. We want children not to see history evidence as purely what is written, but know that the past can be represented through our environment, architecture, language and the spoken word. Our children will enjoy and love learning about history by gaining this knowledge not just through experiences in the classroom, but also with the use of fieldwork and educational visits.  



'A people without the knowledge of their past history, origin and culture is like a tree without roots'

- Marcus Garvey