History Intent

At Ditton, we lead an enquiry based approach which engages pupils to become curious and want to learn about the past. Throughout their time at Ditton Primary, children will be taken on a journey that will equip them with information about historical events and give them an understanding of how these have impacted on our lives today. Year upon year, children will build upon their knowledge and skills and deepen their understanding of the world around them.

Through the history curriculum, children are encouraged to question why and how, and to research, using a range of sources to find out these answers. When children come to the end of their learning journey at Ditton Primary, they will have a breadth of knowledge that will allow them to evaluate what may happen in the future and will have a range of historical vocabulary to prepare them for later life and learning.

As with other subjects, lessons will cover objectives from the National Curriculum but teachers plan their curriculum creatively, linking objectives into current topics and real-life contexts to inspire learning. We will supplement the curriculum through visitors, workshops and educational visits to provide children with learning that sticks.
Medium Term Plans for all History units can be viewed and downloaded below.