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"The more you know about the past, the better prepared you are for the future"

Theodore Roosevelt

"We are not the makers of history. We are made by history"

Martin Luther King Jr

The primary history curriculum in the UK aims to help students understand the past, from their local area to the wider world. By exploring where they live, children can feel more connected to their community's history. At the same time, they learn about Britain's history and how it fits into the big picture globally.


The curriculum focuses on thinking skills, encouraging students to ask good questions and look closely at historical artefacts or historical areas of interest. They conduct activities such as investigating history and studying old objects, which helps them develop their research skills, talking, and working with others.


The curriculum also wants everyone to feel included, making sure that all kinds of people are part of the story. By looking at history from different angles, students learn more about how people lived in different places and times.


Overall, the primary history curriculum makes children excited about history and teaches them to be smart, kind, and thoughtful citizens. By learning about the past, they understand more about where they come from and how the world has changed over time.