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Our history curriculum is sequenced so that our children’s historical knowledge, understanding and skills build over time. We have selected and designed our units carefully so that our curriculum includes diverse narratives and voices.

Within our classrooms, we follow rich and ambitious lines of enquiry by answering big questions such as ‘What were the greatest achievements of the Ancient Greeks?’  We teach children the knowledge they need in small steps to answer these challenging questions successfully. Studying history in this way inspires children’s curiosity, encourages them to ask critical questions and enables them to have a better understanding of the society in which they live and that of the wider world.

 In our history curriculum, we have thought about key threads that run through the units of learning.  These include invasion and settlement, conflict, empire, monarchy, religion and social history. By carefully mapping these themes across the units and revisiting them in different sequences of learning, we ensure children make links and gain historical perspective by placing their growing knowledge into different contexts, understanding the connections between local, national and international history; and between short- and long-term timescales.

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Acre Hall Primary School
Irlam Road, Flixton
Manchester M41 6NA