At Whitwick St John the Baptist, History develops children's chronological knowledge and understanding of British, local and world history, establishing clear narratives within and across the periods they study.

We follow the National Curriculum Programme of Study for History (attached).


At Whitwick St John the Baptist, we believe that through History children learn from their past to understand their future.

Our pupils are able to start understanding 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.


- To develop an understanding and interpretation of the local, national and global history,

- To develop a sense of time and understanding of History in its chronological setting,

- To develop practical skills of first and second hand investigations and research and introduce pupils to the process of historical enquiry,

- To develop an interest and enthusiasm for the study of the past.

Subject Leader

Mrs Rees

Mrs Rees ensures that all the aspects of the History National Curriculum content are identified and taught.

Mrs Rees reviews the knowledge progression maps and medium term plans for History to ensure that pupils’ learning becomes increasingly more challenging as they move through the year groups, and to maintain an overview of standards within the subject.  

Mrs Rees also produces an annual action plan for History; supports the writing of medium-term plans; analyses the standards within History; provides or signposts staff towards training and resources; and engages in developmental work and research projects with external colleagues. 

Useful Websites

KS1 Bitesize

KS2 Bitesize

Primary History Games