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What does History look like at Middlezoy and Othery Schools?

The children often look forward to History lessons at Middlezoy and Othery Schools. We often provide a range of enrichment activities linked to History for the children, including trips to museums and other places of interest linked to their current topic, talks from the local community and workshops linked to their current topic. In class, the children have access to a range of fiction and non-fiction books linked to their current topic and a range of artefacts will be used within lessons, where appropriate. 


History lessons are taught weekly, either for a whole term or half-term and are alternated with Geography. The History topics are taught in a two-year cycle and the intent is that the children will learn about the key people, places, events and periods of time from the past and that they will build this knowledge over time and compare this to their life today. 


Our curriculum ensures that, throughout their time with us, our Historians have: 


  • An excellent knowledge and understanding of people, events, and contexts from a range of historical periods and of historical concepts and processes 
  • The ability to think critically about history and communicate ideas very confidently in styles appropriate to a range of audiences 
  • The ability to consistently support, evaluate and challenge their own and others’ views using detailed, appropriate and accurate historical evidence derived from a range of sources 
  • The ability to think, reflect, debate, discuss and evaluate the past, formulating and refining questions and lines of enquiry  
  • A passion for history and an enthusiastic engagement in learning, which develops their sense of curiosity about the past and their understanding of how and why people interpret the past in different ways 
  • A respect for historical evidence and the ability to make robust and critical use of it to support their explanations and judgments
  • A desire to embrace challenging activities, including opportunities to undertake high-quality research across a range of history topics.

Our 2-year rolling programme for History and Geography