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Subject Snapshot

At Nantwich Primary Academy, our History curriculum stimulates children's interest and understanding of the past, fostering a sense of chronology, identity, and cultural appreciation. We provide a broad, balanced, and differentiated curriculum that meets EYFS and National Curriculum requirements.


Using a cross-curricular approach, we engage students in immersive learning experiences, fieldwork, and educational visits, ensuring relevance and engagement for all pupils. The curriculum is designed to be inclusive and tailored to individual learning needs while ensuring the progressive development of historical skills, knowledge, and concepts.


Teachers use a range of resources and strategies to deliver the National Curriculum requirements and ensure excellent subject knowledge. Our goal is to equip students with the necessary skills and knowledge for further education and life in modern Britain.


By promoting cultural capital, we aim to reduce social inequalities and prepare our students for

future educational and professional


Subject Policy

Progression Pathway


The provision of life experiences for our children is very important at Nantwich Primary Academy and Nursery. We enhance the delivery of our curriculum and the lives of our children by inspiring them and building their curiosity to ultimately have a positive effect on their outlook on life. However, to specifically impact upon the life chances of our pupils, we aim to reduce the social inequalities in our society by developing the knowledge, tastes and attitudes of our children.


We aim to ensure that they develop high cultural capital that will be valued by further education and future employers and that the children are well-equipped for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of life in modern Britain.  

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In History lessons at Nantwich Primary Academy and Nursery, we provide our children with valuable subject-specific knowledge and vocabulary. We strive to nurture and encourage their enjoyment and desire to find out more about the subject. We teach the understanding of how past societies have shaped and influenced the organisation of today’s society and offer a glimpse into what could come next.


We explore how enquiry skills and historical understanding and are essential to everyday life, linked to other subject areas and necessary for most forms of employment. We empower our pupils to raise their aspirations and through the accumulation of skills and knowledge, prepare them for an exciting future. 

A history progression pathway at Nantwich Primary Academy outlines a structured learning journey for students, ensuring the development of essential skills, knowledge, and concepts in line with the EYFS statutory framework and National Curriculum requirements. The pathway focuses on fostering a sense of chronology, identity, and cultural appreciation, as well as the development of enquiry, analysis, interpretation, and problem-solving skills.

The pathway helps educators deliver a balanced and comprehensive curriculum that builds upon previous learning, engages students through immersive experiences, fieldwork, and educational visits, and prepares students for future academic and professional success. By offering a clear, step-by-step framework, the progression pathway supports consistent, high-quality history education across all grade levels from EYFS to Year 6.

P2S History

Examples of Cross-Curricular Links


Pupils explore historical stories and write diary entries from the perspective of historical figures, developing narrative skills and empathy.


Pupils recreate historical art styles and techniques, learning about famous artists and the cultural context of their work while developing their artistic skills.


Pupils use timelines to understand chronological order, calculate durations between historical events, and interpret data from charts and graphs.


Pupils explore the history of music, studying different musical genres, famous composers, and the impact of historical events on the evolution of music.


Pupils investigate the history of scientific discoveries and inventions, understanding their impact on society and how scientific knowledge has evolved over time.


Pupils use digital tools to research historical events and create multimedia presentations, developing digital literacy and research skills.


Pupils explore how historical events have shaped local and global landscapes, studying the development of settlements, trade routes, and land use.


Pupils learn about traditional games and sports from different historical periods, understanding their cultural significance and developing physical skills through participation.

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