History Curriculum

At St Patrick’s, the History Curriculum develops children’s knowledge of historical periods, events and significant individuals. Children learn key facts and concepts alongside skills such as chronological understanding, how to analyse and evaluate historical evidence, how to empathise with people from different eras and how to compare and contrast life in different periods.


Please click here for an overview of the units.

2020 – 2021 overview

2020 Progression in History Skills


Please click the link below to see the National Curriculum for History.


2020 History intent statement



We want children to enjoy and love learning about history by gaining knowledge and skills, not just through experiences in the classroom but also with the use of fieldwork and educational visits.



We will ensure high standards of teaching and learning in history through lesson observations, the moderation of planning and the scrutiny of exercise books.

As we have implemented a curriculum that is progressive throughout the whole school, History is taught as part of a half-termly topic, focusing on knowledge and skills stated in the National Curriculum.

We will make sure our curriculum offers variety and challenge.

We will hold an annual History day.

We will ensure school trips reinforce learning and provide a practical dimension to pupil’s knowledge.

We will ensure that history has the same importance given to it as the core subjects, indeed History provides the opportunity to explore genres such as: diaries, reports, recounts, newspaper reports, poems, letters and playscripts.

Due regard will be given to studying Local History and figures that have shaped the development of Stockton on Tees.



Educational Visits will take place and provide a further dimension to facilitate pupil’s learning. Displays will show the impact of trips and the classwork they generate. Photographs will show pupils learning at Historical sites. Pupil voice will show pupils’ interest and enjoyment of History. History work will reflect enthusiasm for the topics studied.