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History at Intake Farm Primary and Nursery School



History has always been held in high regard at Intake Farm Primary School and Nursery, with the school’s location having its own rich history, set in Robin Hood country. The History curriculum at Intake farm makes full use of resources within the immediate and wider local area enabling children to develop a deep understanding of the rich history of their locality.



The intent of our History curriculum is to deliver a curriculum which is accessible to all and that will maximise the outcomes for every child. As a result of this they will develop the following skills:


  • increase and develop their historical skills, concepts, knowledge and attitudes;
  • increase their understanding of the present in the context of the past;
  • develop and use their skills in enquiry, analysis, evaluation, and argument;
  • develop their interest in the past, arousing their curiosity and motivation to learn;
  • develop a sense of identity through learning about the past.

In line with the National Curriculum (2014), the curriculum at Intake Farm aims to ensure that all pupils:

  • gain a coherent knowledge and understanding of Britain’s past and that of the wider world which helps to stimulate pupils’ curiosity to know more about the past;
  • are encouraged to ask perceptive questions, think critically, weigh evidence, sift arguments, and develop perspective and judgement;
  • begin to understand the complexity of people’s lives, the process of change, the diversity of societies and relationships between different groups, as well as their own identity and the challenges of their times.

Children will apply these skills in a range of different contexts and, over time, develop a more sophisticated and in-depth understanding of these strands.