Silkmore Primary Academy


History Vision


Our high-quality history education provides pupils with a coherent knowledge and understanding of Britain’s past and that of the wider world. It inspires curiosity and equips children to generate perceptive questions, think critically, weigh evidence, sift arguments and develop perspective and judgement. History helps pupils 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 time.


 Our developing historians have a strong understanding of chronology and can confidently make connections across local, British and world history. They can generate critical and historically- valid questions about the past and suggest how to find the answers. They can efficiently and effectively use an increasingly wide range of stories and sources and can weigh, sift, select and organise relevant information. Our pupils have a strong grasp of the correct historical vocabulary and can apply this to communicate historically in a range of ways.


  • Curriculum sequenced from Nursery to Y6 to build on prior learning;
  • Cognitive Science and space retrieval activities used to revisit and embed learning;
  • Vocabulary sequenced, modelled and applied throughout the unit;
  • Learning adapted and scaffolded to ensure all children can access and achieve without limitations;
  • Immersive environments which scaffold learning with vocabulary and reference opportunities;
  • Timelines used within each unit to develop and deepen understanding of chronology
  • Purposeful, engaging learning opportunities encourage a love of learning about history;
  • Objectives across all strands revisited and embedded within and across year groups and key stages to ensure cumulative fluency;

Follow this link to view our History Roadmap