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Oxford Road, Leeds, West Yorkshire LS20 9DA


Headteacher - Mrs Fiona Wharton

Guiseley Primary School


Our curriculum


Our Vision for History


By the end of their time with us, children will know stories both local as well as from far and wide and will understand their significance in shaping Britain and the world.

They will have developed their historical thinking as well as their ability to investigate, consider, reflect and review events and people from the past.

Their inquiring minds will enable them to ask and answer challenging historical questions and be able to make links between events, (underpinned by a deep seated understanding of chronology), understand change and continuity, identify similarity and difference, cause and effect and interpret events and developments.

They will use historical terms accurately and confidently and draw upon knowledge and skills from other subjects when communicating their ideas and findings.

 Our children will demonstrate a sense of social responsibility and a respect for diversity. They will be willing to engage in and comment on a range of events and issues from the past that may be considered (both now and in the past) to be immoral, sensitive or controversial, leading to debates about what is right and wrong and passing judgment.

 Overall, they will feel well equipped and prepared for the next stage of their history education and feel proud of their place in the world.


"I loved dressing up as refugee children for our History Day in school," Year 6 child.


"My favourite topic was the Vikings. I liked learning about swords, fighting and the raiding," Year 4 child.


" I like learning about the past and things that have already happened. I like that we learn about the past and it helps us learn what to do in the future. The Great Fire of London taught us to learn from mistakes like building houses from wood and not to build them too close together," Year 3 child.


"I liked learning about food from the past. A lady came into school and talked about food. We ate food from the past like coronation chicken and jelly and we also tried a hot drink." Year 2 child.


" When my mummy was little she had an inside out toy. We made a sheet about old and new toys in class. The new toy was a Nintendo and the old toy was a rag doll," Year 1 child.

Intent, Implementation and Impact Statement

Please click the link below to access this document.


History Intent, Implementation and Impact statement.pdf

Curriculum content map

Please click the links below to see our coverage of History across school from Nursery through to Year 6.


Curriculum content map History

History policy

To view our History policy, please click the link below.


History policy