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Boughton Leigh Infant School

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Subject Leader - Mrs Jennings





We strive for our curriculum to enrich the children’s knowledge and understanding of British history. We aim to provide the children with the skills to think critically ask intuitive questions, analyse evidence to develop their own judgements and historical inquiry. Their exploration through time enables them to see how people have shaped this country and how Britain has influenced and has been influenced by the wider world.

We strive for our children to gain a greater understanding and to value their own identity and heritage. As citizens of Rugby, Warwickshire and the UK we strive to develop understanding of their cultural roots and their role as members of a global society




  • Clear and comprehensive thematic topic work in line with the Early Years Foundation Stage Framework and the National Curriculum. The History Curriculum is planned for and covered in full within the EYFS and KS1 school curriculum.
  • History Curriculum is organised to show progression and outlines the skills, knowledge and vocabulary to be taught in a sequentially coherent way.
  • Chronological understanding; Historical knowledge and interpretation and Historical enquiry are all mapped out to ensure that pupils build on secure prior knowledge.
  • When covering each of these strands, the content will be carefully organised by each year group through a long-term plan. Content knowledge, vocabulary and skills will then be planned for at a greater level of detail in the medium-term plan. History is delivered through subject specific teaching, organised into blocks under a theme which allows children to achieve greater depth in their learning.
  • Meaningful links with other subjects are made to strengthen connections and understanding for pupils.
  • Wherever possible children, will be offered a variety of experiences to immerse them in history such as trips, visitors, and experience days.




Children at Boughton Leigh will develop an understanding of people from the past and how events in history still affect our lives today. They will also be inspired to ask questions, think critically, and delve deeper into the past.


Our children are confident and able to talk about what they have learnt in history using subject specific vocabulary. Work is of good quality and demonstrates pupils are acquiring knowledge, skills and vocabulary in an appropriate sequence.