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At Farne Primary School we aim to deliver a history curriculum that is accessible to all and that will maximise the outcomes for every child so that they know more, remember more and understand more. We hope to develop engaged, motivated and curious learners that can reflect on the past and make meaningful links to the present.


We intend our History curriculum to develop children’s understanding of chronology, continuity and change, cause and consequence, similarity and difference and the significance of historical events and people on our locality, modern Britain and the wider world.


In our school, history makes a significant contribution to citizenship education.  We aim to teach pupils about how Britain has influenced and been influenced by the wider world and how we have developed as a democratic society. Pupils will learn life has not always been that way, as they learn about significant aspects of the history of the wider world, the nature of ancient civilisations, the expansion and dissolution of empire and the achievements and follies of mankind.


See our Curriculum Map for History and Geography


Click on the link below to take a closer look.



See how our Curriculum Drivers help to guide our History Curriculum.


At Farne, we believe History helps pupils to make sense of the present as well as the past, therefore allowing children to begin to understand their place in the world. Our curriculum stimulates our children’s natural curiosity to investigate the world, how communities are shaped and the impact past events have on the world today. We want children to recognise why people did things, why events happened and what happened as a result. It is important for children to appreciate the complexity and diversity of different civilisations through time by studying a wide range of topics from local history, the history of Britain and the wider world.


In History, our lessons promote an understanding of current issues and often have a focus on exploring people’s rights and how these have changed over time, valuing tolerance and equality. Through the teaching of historical enquiry and critical thinking skills, our curriculum encourages the development of a growth mindset. The engaging and enriching opportunities on offer, such as exciting educational visits and visitors, help to shine a spotlight on possible career opportunities for those who excel or express a particular interest in History.


Our curriculum aims to evoke children’s natural intrigue and inquisitiveness, encouraging them to follow lines of enquiry and to ask perceptive questions, think critically, weigh evidence, sift arguments, and develop perspective and judgement. It is important for children to develop their evaluative skills when looking at primary and secondary sources, considering their reliability. 

Our History subject lead is Mrs S Ainsley.


If you have any questions about our History curriculum, please do not hesitate to get in touch.


Take a look at our photo story below.

History Photo Story

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