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Intent, Implementation and Impact


At Crook Log our aim is that pupils leave our school with a coherent knowledge and understanding of Britain’s past and that of the wider world. It should inspire pupils’ curiosity to know more about the past. Teaching should equip pupils to ask perceptive questions, think critically, weigh evidence, sift arguments, and develop perspective and judgement. A high-quality history education will help pupils gain an understanding of 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.


At Crook Log we implement this by delivering a high quality, engaging history curriculum which enables all children to know, understand and apply the key historical enquiry skills.

Children are taught key skills that are built on each year. In KS1, the historical skills will focus on the world around them and their living memory of history before moving to events that go beyond living history. It also focuses on the lives of significant individuals.

This will ensure a firm foundation for KS2 History. In KS2, the history curriculum is mainly set out in chronological order to allow children to reference the previous events in time and to refer to this prior learning year-on-year and within the year. 

Children in year 1-6 are taught a history topic each term, alternating with geography.

At the start of the topic children are asked to record what they already know.

Teachers deliver most lessons via planning from PlanBee, Twinkl or Hamilton Trust and work is differentiated to support all needs.

Where possible, history lessons are supported by visits and fieldwork locally or further afield or in house workshops. The school benefits from its proximity to London, historical sites and museums, which enable pupils to learn from, primary sources and first-hand experiences.


At the end of the unit (for assessment purposes) children will reflect on what they have learnt and write what they have learnt on a separate end of unit evaluation sheet.

Our engaging and stimulating curriculum will have a positive impact on all pupils’ learning across the years and they will have a good basis of core historical knowledge and vocabulary. This will be demonstrated through enthusiastic discussions with pupils as well as evidence in the quality of their learning in their book