Curriculum

Guidance

Simon Brown, published 3rd December 2015

As part of a broad and balanced curriculum, history should be taught from age 5 to 11. The National curricula for England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales all vary from one another, but provide a statutory framework for each jurisdiction. Academies and free schools have the freedom to decide upon their own curriculum. Primary schools tend to approach delivering their history curriculum differently from adoption of their own local curriculum to following the statutory model with or without changes, to other commercial models that the school buys into. In this section, you will find curriculum guidance broken down by age range according to the “Key Stages” referred to by the National Curriculum for England and Wales.

Our Curriculum resources have been split into four core areas to support your teaching of the national curriculum:

  • Early Years and Key Stage 1: here we have classroom resources, planning resources, resources to help you develop enquiries and plan for progression and assessment.
  • Key Stage 2: here we have classroom resources, planning resources, resources to help you develop enquiries and plan for progression and assessment. We also have a section on transition between Key Stage 2 and 3.
  • Content: here we have resources split up so that you can tackle every area of the curriculum - Stone Age to the Iron Age, Ancient Civilisations, Roman Britain, Anglo-Saxons to the Normans, Local Study, World Study, Individuals and Events, Living Memory, Beyond 1066, Global Learning Programme, Assessment, Lessons & Exemplars.
  • Curriculum Issues: here we have resources that will enable you to plan for - Interpretations, Change & Continuity, Causation, Significance, Chronological Understanding, Inclusion, Using Sources, Similarity & Difference, Diversity, Big Picture, Controversial Issues, Literacy.