Our History curriculum will engage and inspire curiosity, while encouraging children to think critically and ask questions. Wherever possible, children will have hands-on, practical, and immersive experiences. Through our history curriculum, we aim to teach children the importance of enquiry, research, and analysis, fostering an understanding of the complexity of people’s lives and the process of change. We believe that high-quality History lessons inspire children to want to know more about the past and to think and act as historians. 


We use the "Starting with Me" continuum, where children first learn about their own personal history and people and events that are significant and meaningful to them. This approach ensures that children have a personal connection to the subject matter, making learning more engaging. As their understanding deepens, we gradually broaden their outlooks so that by the time children leave at the end of Key Stage 1, they are beginning to develop a wider view of history and a sense of time. 


We aim to develop children with the following essential characteristics to help them become historians, and during their time at Bude Primary Academy Infants, our children will develop: 


An excellent knowledge and understanding of people, events, and contexts from a range of historical periods, including significant events in Britain’s past. 


The ability to think critically about history and communicate ideas confidently to a range of audiences. 

The ability to support, evaluate, and challenge their own and others’ views using historical evidence from a range of sources. 

The ability to think, reflect, debate, discuss, and evaluate the past by formulating and refining questions and lines of enquiry. 

A respect for historical evidence and the ability to make critical use of it to support their learning. 

A desire to embrace challenging activities, including opportunities to undertake high-quality research across a range of history topics. 

A developing sense of curiosity about the past and how and why people interpret the past in different ways. 

The History curriculum in Key Stages One seeks to give pupils a solid foundation and broad overview of some of the most important periods, events, and themes in local, national, and world history. 

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