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Grove Park School

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At Bourne Alliance schools, we believe that a high-quality history education is vital to help pupils understand the hurdles in people’s lives, diverse societies and the processes of change.

We want our pupils to be inspired to become curious learners who are equipped to ask perceptive questions and creatively develop their own thoughts.

The aims of our history curriculum are:

  • To develop key historical concepts:
  • To understand the chronology of events and the sequences of change.
  • To gain an awareness of remarkable events and people and their impact on Britain’s development through time.
  • To understand the causes behind significant events and their consequences.
  • To be able to distinguish and compare historical changes and identify themes and continuity.


The curriculum provides a broad, varied and evolving sequence of topics that build on prior learning. Children will have the opportunity to investigate diverse lives, eras, geographical areas and changes in their locality. It is flexible, immersive and cross-curricular with creative opportunities across all subjects. It enables children to link and expand their learning and create deeper understanding. We understand that Cultural Capital is vital to the learning of our children and offer these opportunities throughout their school life.


We run a history club each year that has proved very successful. This year we learnt about a different period of history each week that included The Mayans, The Romans, The Vikings and The Victorians. We learnt some exciting facts about each era and made a Mayan mask, a Roman peg soldier, a Viking longboat and a Victorian silhouette portrait.


The KS1 and KS2 Progression of Knowledge documents can be found below but, as our curriculum is constantly evolving, these can be subject to change. However, they will give an outline of what the children should know by the end of each year.

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