History at St Matthews - Step into Stories of the Past



At St Matthews we aim to offer a high-quality History education that will help pupils gain a coherent understanding of Britain’s past and that of a wider world. It should inspire pupils’ curiosity to know more about the past. Teaching should equip pupils ask perceptive questions, think critically, weigh evidence, sift arguments, and develop perspective and judgement. History helps pupils to 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 History topics are aligned with The National Curriculum expectations, it is planned and delivered in a systemic and progressive way. Our units were planned carefully and created to be relatable for our children; to inspire curiosity, promote a love of reading and develop a love of lifelong learning.

Our History curriculum enables children to make connections, revise, recap previous History knowledge and build upon the knowledge they have, through the progression visible throughout the school from Nursery to year 6. In Early Years, children are given opportunities within their continuous provision to create links to History.



History at St Matthews is taught discreetly, there are cross curricular links with other subjects. By the end of each unit of learning, children will have a greater understand and in-depth knowledge of the unit question.


History Curriculum Map