Tattershall Primary School

Tattershall Primary School
Believe, Achieve, Succeed

Tattershall, Lincoln LN4 4QZ T: 01526 342045 E: enquiries@tattershallprimary.lincs.sch.uk


History is the study of how people lived and acted in the past. It involves finding and evaluating evidence to interpret the past.

Children are taught History through cross-curricular topics. By finding out about the past, children learn about the development of societies throughout the world, develop respect for and tolerance of other people and cultures, develop a concept of time and chronology and understand the relationships between events of the past and present day life.


Our intent is that our teaching of History will help pupils gain a coherent knowledge and understanding of Britain’s past and that of the wider world to build respect, appreciation, and pride of their country. We aim for it to inspire pupils’ curiosity about the past to develop their understanding of key events. Children will ask perceptive questions, think critically, weigh evidence, sift arguments, and develop perspective and judgement. Through the teaching of History we endeavor to teach pupils to understand the complexity of people’s lives, including those of the present, the process of change, the diversity of societies and beliefs, whilst celebrating these differences.   


Pupils are taught history in an enriched and cross curricular approach, enabling progression of learning and skills amongst other subjects. The curriculum is designed with the intention that every pupil can reach their potential in History. Visits locally and within the community are planned linked to school themes, to allow our pupils to be proud and have a sense of belonging to their local area.  Activities and visits involving visitors and the community are planned to provide first-hand experiences for the pupils to support and develop their learning as historians and their historical experiences.  Pupils gain more historical experiences from going on visits and being proud of their local heritage.  Wow days or afternoons are planned to act as hooks to learning and involve parents and families in planned learning. History is promoted through the celebration of anniversaries, festivals, and events throughout the year, which are linked with other areas of the curriculum. Pupils will learn lessons from history to influence the decisions they make in their lives in the future, supporting school’s overall focus on enabling them to become responsible citizens. High quality history lessons will inspire pupils to want to know more about the past and to think and act as historians, understanding their role in time.  All learning will start by revisiting prior knowledge. This will be scaffolded to support children to recall previous learning and make connections. Staff will model explicitly the subject-specific vocabulary, knowledge and skills relevant to the learning to allow them to integrate new knowledge into larger concepts. Learning will be supported through the use of knowledge organisers that provide children with scaffolding that supports them to retain new facts and vocabulary in their long term memory. Knowledge organisers are used for pre-teaching, to support home learning and also as a part of daily review. Our planned progression of learning ensures progression in process knowledge and subject knowledge. Knowledge Organisers are used to map out the knowledge that children will learn during each unit of work along with the process knowledge to be taught. Teachers will create frequent opportunities for pupils to develop and recall knowledge from previous and current learning.



What we want our children to know: Knowledge Organisers

Year 1

The Great Fire of London
Toys from the Past
Florence Nightingale

Year 2


Year 3-4 Cycle 1 Victorians - Life in Victorian Woodhall Spa
Stone Age
Year 3-4 Cycle 2 Ancient Egyptians
The Anglo-Saxons

Year 4-5 Cycle 1

The Mayans
Tattershall Castle

Year 4-5 Cycle 2

Ancient Greeks
The Tudors

Year 6

World War 2
Magna Carta
Shang Dynasty