Hello, my name is Miss Blacker and I am the history coordinator here at Bleak Hill Primary School. I am very excited to be taking on the role of history coordinator because I am fascinated by the past! From exploring ancient civilisations to understanding the changes across societies, I love analysing artefacts and interpretating evidence to build a picture of what life was like in the past.  My role is important in developing history teaching, learning and resources across the school. I hope that all children will enjoy embarking on their own journey of historical enquiry and discovery. 

Please take a look at out vision, intent, implementation & impact. You will also find documents relating to our curriculum below! 

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At Bleak Hill, we aim to deepen children’s understanding of the world in which we live and everything around them, including being able to appreciate that the world has changed in many ways over time, continues to change today and that we are a part of History.

Through our History curriculum, we hope that this will produce curious, excited and motivated life-long learners who will enquire about how we know about the past and they will express these ideas with increasing technical language who will be chronologically aware and understand that History is the study of the past including Modern History (post 1066) which can be compared to Ancient History.

We believe that through the study of history, children make sense of their world and enrich their understanding of it. History has always been a subject which we are passionate about at Bleak Hill Primary School. In line with the national curriculum we have three key aims for the children at Bleak Hill:

  • Gain a coherent knowledge and understanding of Britain’s past and that of the wider world which helps to stimulate children’s curiosity to know more about the past.
  • Children ask perceptive questions, think critically, weigh evidence, sift arguments, and develop perspective and judgement.
  • To understand the complexity of people’s lives, the process of change, the diversity of societies and relationships between different groups, as well as their own identity and the challenges of their time.

Following the National Curriculum as a basis, teaching all statutory content, with a half term dedicated to History teaching every term (3 half terms per year group).


A clear progression of local, British and world History units per year group. History is not taught purely chronologically but chronological understanding is referred to in each topic.

EYFS and KS1 focus on History relevant to their understanding of past, present, change, invention and civilisation.

Topics build on previous topics which contain over-arching transferable concepts. 

Skills to apply previous knowledge to new learning (across topics and year groups).

Key historical figures considered as wider curriculum links each term.

Retrieval based learning techniques for every lesson in the sequence .

Evaluations for each lesson to provide formative assessment

Exit tasks to gain a summative judgment.

Knowledge Organisers

We have created bespoke Knoweldge Organisers to match with our Bleak Hill curriculum. The children refer back to these within lessons to embed knowledge and can use them to support and enhance their understanding within lessons.

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