Intent for History 

As part of our history education, we intend for our pupils to gain a coherent knowledge and understanding of Britain’s past and that of the wider world. We will stimulate our pupil’s curiosity in wanting to know more about the past, learn to ask perceptive questions, think critically, weigh evidence, sift arguments and make judgements. Developing these abilities will give our pupils life-skills that will remain with them throughout their education and helping all to strive and achieve.

Our intention is that history will support all elements of the curriculum by teaching transferable skills across all subjects and will engage pupils and enrich their experiences in school. Not only do we want pupils to have a strong content knowledge of historical events, but know and remember more using key vocabulary.

Important Documents for History 

Useful websites and  resources


Historical Association - The voice for history

History for kids at the BBC

History homework help



Stone Age day at Grange View
We invited a specialist in to school to help us learn about how the Stone Age people lived many, many years ago. We handled objects and clothing as well as having the opportunity to make Stone Age clay pots using the techniques and similar types of tools that they would have used. 
Key Stage 2 trip to Newcastle
We visited the Great North Museum Hancock where we investigated a Stone Age site discovering the different things that were found. We explored the different exhibition spaces and found out about dinosaur fossils and precious stones found deep beneath the ground. In the afternoon we went on a tour of the old Victorian Tunnels under Newcastle learning about their history from our tour guide. 
Coat of Arms in KS2
As part of our Courageous castles topic KS2 researched and observed the Percy family portraits and the different coat of arms. We made careful observations discussing the features and the parts that we liked before making detailed drawings to create our own coat of arms. We learned that when families came together through marriage that they often brought together different parts of the coat of arms and so when we had finished our designs we cut them in half and joined one of our halves with our table partners. The result was some very colourful and creative coat of arms that focused on key animal images and bright primary colours.