Hormead C of E
First and Nursery School

"Love of Learning, Love of Life Itself and Love of God"

"I have come that they may have life and have it to the full." John 10:10


History Intent

At Hormead, our history curriculum is designed to allow pupils to gain a coherent knowledge and understanding of Britain’s past and that of the wider world. The curriculum focuses on pupils developing a sound understanding of the chronological narrative of history and understanding how past civilisations have lasting legacies that shape the present.


It is our intent to deliver a curriculum that builds on previous learning and ignites children’s curiosity to explore, analyse and develop a wide range of historical skills when learning about the past. Planned progression of knowledge, skills and understanding from year 1 to year 4, provide a pathway towards living fulfilling lives and contributing to society, through fostering their curiosity and encouraging them to ask perceptive questions. Through this learning about our past, children will gain an understanding of our present and future.


Our History curriculum has been created with cultural capital at the forefront of our minds, so that our children are exposed to historical events which link to the many different cultures within our school, as well as those events explored within the National Curriculum. Key historical events, such as Black History Month, are taught throughout the school to ensure children at Hormead have a comprehensive understanding of political, racial and social developments throughout time.