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History at Hollyfast


Through discovery and challenge, our History curriculum will captivate and excite children. It will provide them with a secure knowledge and understanding of the past as well as the opportunity to consider the impact that events, actions and people have had on their current identity and life moving forward. Our curriculum will be threaded together with engaging and progressive learning journeys, which will provide children with an abundance of secure knowledge, vocabulary and historical skills. Children will draw on all of our school values to shine in History, flourishing not just within our school, but throughout their future learning.

Our Approach

In EYFS, History is taught through whole class, small group and 1:1 learning, with a mixture of adult-led learning and some child-initiated learning with sustained shared thinking. Across the rest of the school, History is taught discreetly with a sequence of approximately 6 sessions across a term. The timings average to approximately 1 hour per week. This ensures breadth and depth of knowledge and secure knowledge retention and skills progression.