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Subject Intent


All children learn what it means to be a great historian. In the study of history, it is our intention that all children should acquire key knowledge and achieve mastery of key skills.




In the Early Years, teaching topics are formulated based on the children’s interests. These topics are designed to give opportunities for children to experience and develop an interest in the past. In years 1 to 6, the National Curriculum forms the starting point for our planning and provision.

With close observance of the demands of the National Curriculum, there are 5 key skills and areas of knowledge that have been identified, which run through the teaching and learning of history in all year groups. These skills form the basis of what it means to be a great historian at Dunston. These skills can be summarised as chronology, historical enquiry, continuity and change and cause and consequence.