Engaging, exciting and empowering lifelong learners through a creative, mastery-based curriculum

Our curriculum is centred around developing the whole child: from their head, to their heart, to their hand.

The characteristics of a historian at East Farleigh Primary:

  • An excellent knowledge and understanding of people, events, and contexts from a range of historical periods and of historical concepts and processes.

  • The ability to think critically about history and communicate ideas very confidently in styles appropriate to a range of audiences.

  • The ability to consistently support, evaluate and challenge their own and others’ views using detailed, appropriate and accurate historical evidence derived from a range of sources.

  • The ability to think, reflect, debate, discuss and evaluate the past, formulating and refining questions and lines of enquiry.

  • A passion for history and an enthusiastic engagement in learning, which develops their sense of curiosity about the past and their understanding of how and why people interpret the past in different ways.

  • A respect for historical evidence and the ability to make robust and critical use of it to support their explanations and judgments.

  • A desire to embrace challenging activities, including opportunities to undertake high-quality research across a range of history topics.

Curriculum Ambition


Curriculum Design


Progression and content has been revised (March 2022) and, with the exception of KS1, will be implemented from September.

What do our pupils think?

In history, we looked at cave paintings in real caves. I think history is really fun because I like learning new things.

Year 4

I can't wait to learn about WW2 when I get into Year 6.

Year 5

Making shields and learning about armour was great fun.

Year 1

I loved it when we learnt about WW2 aircraft.

Year 6

Possible Career Aspirations for the Future

As a historian, you could become a:

Museum Curator


Family historian

Member of Parliament


For more career ideas, please visit First Careers

Disclaimer: This has been developed with reflection upon the National Curriculum (2014) and Cornerstones Education