History Intent Document

This document shows the Core Knowledge, Wider Knowledge and Skills each year group cover.

Core knowledge is the key knowledge that builds year upon year to build strong historical development. The wider knowledge builds our children’s cultural capital and understanding of the world and the skills allow children to develop transferable skills to apply across different contexts alongside their newly acquired knowledge.

History Policy

Please read our history policy for more information about what History looks like at Saint Patrick’s.

History Progression

Please read our progression document which demonstrates how our children build on prior knowledge from previous years in their history topics. An updated version with the new EYFS curriculum is currently in progress.

What you can do to develop history at home

  • Visit local museums e.g. Nottingham Castle, National Justice Museum, Nottingham City of Caves, Nottingham Industrial Museum
  • Explore the local area and discover sites of historical significance like Victoria Embankment Cenotaph and Suspension Bridge, Sherwood Forest
  • Websites such as: www.natgeokids.com/uk/category/discover/history/
  • Television – “Horrible Histories” (available on Netflix and CBBC).

Special historical events in school

To show off all that we have learnt during our history topics, we hold a “Historical Catwalk and Museum Day” for the whole school to participate in. Everyone dresses in costumes linked to their topics for that term and gets their moment in the spotlight and struts their stuff on our catwalk in front of an audience of parents. Following this, all families have the chance to test their knowledge on all things historical in a hotly-contested family quiz, with other students sharing their expertise and their fabulous work from across the term.