Living to Learn, Learning to Live Together


At New Pastures Primary School we ensure our curriculum is fully inclusive to every child. We fulfil the requirements of the National Curriculum for History, providing a broad, balanced and differentiated curriculum that encompasses the British Values throughout, ensuring the progressive development of historical concepts, knowledge and skills; and for the children to study life in the past


  • We will aim to inspire our children to have a curiosity about the past and develop a love of history

  • From EYFS to the end of KS2 the children will learn about a range of historical events and significant historical figures, some of which have shaped the world today

  • To develop a sense of chronology and note connections, contrasts and trends over time

  • Children can speak more confidently about History

  • Parents to be more engaged with the curriculum, which will help them to support the children’s learning and interest


  • Revisit and consolidate skills by building on prior knowledge to create links from previous learning

  • Use hooks to engage children, such as artefacts, dressing up days, educational visits and visitors, to give the children real-life experiences to enhance their cultural capital.

  • Involve families and the local community to bring history to life

  • Focussed History weeks to allow the children to become immersed in the topic

  • We provide a language rich curriculum that is progressive throughout school and which focuses on the knowledge and skills stated in the National Curriculum.

  • Children develop deep subject knowledge and key skills through cross-curricular learning with differentiated activities and a range of resources to engage and inspire all abilities.

  • In Key stage 2, the History

  • Curriculum is taught on a 4 year rolling programme, with all classes learning the same units at the same time. This is to ensure full coverage of the National Curriculum due to mixed year groups.  To ensure differentiation, we follow a progression of skills document


  • We aim to create a supportive and collaborative learning environment where children can learn through enquiry and investigation

  • Assessment of the impact of the curriculum is measured through a variety of methods including:

       -Images and videos of the children’s practical learning.

       -Summative assessment of pupil discussions about their learning.

       -Children’s reflections on their learning in relation to their starting points at the end of every topic

       -Interviewing the pupils about their learning (pupil voice).

       -Marking of written work in books.

       -The scrutiny of pupils’ books, evidencing a broad and balanced curriculum and demonstrating that children have acquired key knowledge and skills

New Pastures Primary School

Pitt Street, Mexborough,

South Yorkshire S64 0LT


Tel: 01709 583271  Fax: 01709 578092

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