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Melbourne Primary School

Melbourne Primary School Melbourne Primary School



The History subject leader is Molly Howe


The more you know about the past, the better prepared you are for the future- Theodore Roosevelt


Our aim is that, through the teaching of History, we stimulate all children’s interest and understanding about the life of people who lived in the past, rooted in where we live and the rich history around us. We aim to make all children aware of the actions of important people in history and enable children to know about significant events in British history, whilst appreciating how things have changed over time.  We teach children a sense of chronology, in order to develop a sense of identity and a cultural understanding based on their historical heritage. This enables our children to learn to value their own and other people’s cultures in modern multicultural Britain.


  • History is based around our Geographical location, looking closely at our own History as well as wider History around the world.
  • Working on two year topic cycles, children will access a range of historical eras and have the opportunity to practice their skills.
  • Topics are planned to allow children to focus on developing their knowledge and skills, studying each topic in depth.
  • Topics are carefully though out to enable pupils to build on and develop their skills each year.
  • In order to support children in their ability to know more and remember more, there are regular opportunities to review the learning that has taken place in previous topics as well as previous lessons.
  • At the start of each topic children will review previous learning and will have the opportunity to share what they already know about a current topic.
  • We plan for effective use of educational visits and visitors, to enrich and enhance the pupil’s learning experience and the History curriculum.
  • Cross-curricular links are considered with other subjects such as Maths, Writing and Computing.


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Melbourne Primary School
Melbourne, York, East Riding of Yorkshire
YO42 4QE
01759 318369
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