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The Intent, Implementation and Impact of History at Seascale Primary School


Seascale School is driven by the children’s curiosity to deepen their understanding of the past. At Seascale School our intent is to provide children with a sense of belonging and an understanding of the impact of the past on modern living. We aim to provide a curriculum that develops Early Learning and Key Stage specific skills and knowledge, where new learning builds on previous knowledge, and skills are embedded and enhanced. We aim for children to be inspired by our past world.



Using the ‘Understanding the World’ strand of learning in the Early Years Foundation Stage Framework, children are encouraged to talk about past and present events in their own lives and look closely at similarities and differences creating a bedrock for their chronological understanding. They begin to make sense of their own life story and family’s history. The KS1 and KS2 History curriculum is delivered using the Rising Stars scheme, which ensures that all children progress through the intended skills to prepare them for the future. History topics are taught chronologically and cover a wide range of topics such as Great Fire of London in KS1 to Roman study and beyond in KS2. Please see our Long-Term Plan.

Skills developed during History teaching may be revisited to embed their knowledge and understanding and allow for a progression of skills. Children are engaged in their learning through experiential opportunities such as educational visits or visitors, resource boxes. They also enjoy using technology, when relevant, to enhance and enable their learning.

How we assess History at Seascale school is currently under review.



The children of Seascale School develop a deep chronological understanding of world history as well as past and present day in Britain and significant historical people. They are equipped with historical skills which enable them to progress through their future learning journey in these subjects. Due to our approach, children also develop a chronological understanding of key historical events. They develop the ability to critically question the past and ensure for a sustainable future, all the while, building on their curiosity and love for learning.


At Seascale Primary School we think History is ...

History Long Term Overview - 2021-2022

Although taken from the Rising Stars overview, we at Seascale School have made some adaptations to our long term plan this year to suit the needs of our learners.

Follow the links below to see History in action at Seascale School