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Our History Curriculum Intent: 


History has always been held in high regard at Corfe Castle Primary School. The school location is overwhelmed with its own rich history and is an inspiring feature of our School which should be celebrated. The history curriculum at Corfe Castle Primary School makes full use of the resources within the immediate and wider local area enabling children to develop a deep understanding of the rich history of their locality.

Topics are informed by the National Curriculum and are sensitive to children’s interests, as well as the context of the local area. The history curriculum at Corfe Caste Primary is carefully planned and structured to ensure that current learning builds upon previous learning and that the school’s approaches are informed by effective pedagogy.


In line with the National Curriculum 2014, our curriculum aims to ensure that all pupils: Gain a coherent knowledge and understanding of Britain’s past and that of the wider world which helps to stimulate pupils’ curiosity to know more about the past; Are encouraged to ask perceptive questions, think critically, weigh evidence, sift arguments, and develop perspective and judgement; Begin 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.


Due to having variable class arrangements, we have implemented a two year rolling programme for delivering our curriculum. Within this two- year cycle, we have included a range of studies from different periods of history to ensure children have suitable coverage of all aspects of history during their time at Corfe Castle Primary School.