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History Curriculum

At Farnborough Road Infant School we are HISTORY MYSTERY DETECTIVES! We want all our children to love History. We want them to have no limits to what their ambitions are and grow up wanting to be teachers, archivists, museum curators, archaeologists or research analysts, be curious about their own past, family history and local history. We want them to feel encouraged to visit Museums, castles and other significant historical buildings and sights of interest. They may wish to pursue the subject at university or simply enjoy it as a hobby.

We want to make History exciting and relevant, encouraging children to be history detectives and time travellers, which will evoke both curiosity and open minds. Lessons will allow a practical and sensory approach to teaching and learning. This will encourage discussion and debate through widening vocabulary and knowledge. History needs to link to other aspects of the curriculum thus providing enrichment. Studying in this way will begin to build schematic skills which will support and develop their ability throughout their learning journey. We want history to be relevant to our children by encouraging them to research local and personal History. For example, the fantastic contributions made by our families towards our WW1 Centenary Anniversary memorabilia.

Curriculum Intent

Our History curriculum promotes curiosity and empowers our children to become independent and resilient learners. 

The FRIS History curriculum not only meets National Curriculum requirements but will provide memorable History Mystery lessons that will develop their skills, passion, curiosity and, therefore, prepare them for the next stage in their education.

Recently our children visited Southport as a History detective, searching for existing clues to our past heritage, linking History to Drama through recreating events from the past and understanding what life was like and how people felt at the time, handling and investigating artefacts from the past in order to discover their usage, encouraging debate through pupil voice and enjoying Shakespeare Workshops in Arts Week.


Curriculum Implementation

The History curriculum has been carefully built and the learning opportunities and assessment opportunities for each year group to ensure progression and repetition in terms of embedding key learning, knowledge and skills. 

All of our children study ‘History Mystery’ artefacts from the past to promote an open mindset, enquiring minds, speaking and listening skills to extend vocabulary and encourage collaboration.


Curriculum Impact

We strive for every child to achieve their full potential in history and develop curiosity and excitement about their own, local and world history. We want them to be ready for their next stage in learning and inspire aspirations for the future career paths.

At Farnborough Road Infant School, we are History Mystery Detectives!



Curriculum Overview 2019 History

History Policy