Watchlytes Primary

Creativity, Inspiration and Achievement


At Watchlytes School we strive to ensure that our history curriculum is accessible to all and will maximise the outcomes for every child. We have created an engaging history curriculum which is sensitive to the children’s interests. Our curriculum is carefully planned and structured to ensure current learning builds on prior knowledge and is mindful of the children’s next stage of learning.

The delivery of our curriculum will ensure children will:

  • Increase and develop their historical skills, concepts, knowledge and attitudes.
  • 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.


From our provision in the Early Years Foundation Stage to Year 6, we want to ensure that our curriculum is delivered to the highest possible standard with the greatest level of impact from the very beginning. In EYFS, the delivery of the prime and specific areas of learning build essential foundations for key historical skills such as communication, attention and listening, being able to organise, sequence and clarify thinking and being able to reflect on the child’s living memory.

As a school, we maintain strong links to the National Curriculum guidelines to ensure all aspects, knowledge and skills of History are being taught across all year groups. Where appropriate, we use historical artefacts, visitors, workshops and visits to excite and intrigue our children to find out more about events and people from the past.


Progression of skills

Below you will find a document that maps the knowledge and the skills that the children will learn from the EYFS, Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2.


History Progression of Skills