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History Curriculum Statement - Intent, Implementation, Impact

Our School Values are: Agape Courage Thankfulness

Our school motto is: Inquisitive Thinkers; Inspired Learners; Kind Hearts.     


Motivated by our school values, we want our community to have excellent knowledge, skills and understanding of History. We want children to ask big questions about historical events, understanding what happened and imagining how they can be change makers in present and future history as good citizens of the world for the flourishing of all.


Having a good chronological understanding of periods of history is important as well as developing enquiry skills and critical thinking.

We are developing a whole school time line that visually shows a whole child’s historical journey throughout their time at Cherry Hinton.

A progressive scheme of work with key learning, vocabulary and assessment opportunities is in place to ensure coverage of the whole curriculum.

Regular trips to historical sites and museums in Cambridge and beyond are encouraged to enhance the understanding of the subject. Local buses take us easily into Cambridge city centre where we can explore a wealth of history on our doorstep.

The curriculum is designed so that by the end of their time with us, the children have gained good chronological knowledge and understanding. Each topic focusses on a topic question and vocabulary to be taught. Children are encouraged to interpret and question through the lens of our Christian values enabling them to become change makers. For example: Where is the agape in the story of World War 2? Who showed courage in the Race to Space? What are we thankful for in our history? What if an action had been different?

Every half term children complete a pre-learning and post learning challenge to monitor and evidence progress. Additionally assessment tasks are identified for each unit and teachers record those above and below ARE. Work is recorded in a topic folder.


Cherry Hinton children have an excellent Knowledge of History. They understand the importance of learning from the past to ensure future living well together with love, thankfulness and courage. They can also articulate the difference living out their values and beliefs could make to history for themselves, their community and the wider world. They are full of hope and ask deep questions. They are participating citizens in advocacy for change.

May 2021