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Stechford Primary School


At Stechford Primary School we provide a high-quality history education which fosters our pupil’s curiosity about the past in Britain and the wider world, whilst fulfilling the aims of the National Curriculum. We achieve this by using the Kapow Primary History scheme of work and incorporating the rich local area links our school location provides. 

Kapow Primary’s History scheme of work aims to inspire pupils to be curious and creative thinkers who develop a complex knowledge of local and national history and the history of the wider world. We want pupils to develop the confidence to think critically, ask questions, and be able to explain and analyse historical evidence. 

Through our scheme of work, we aim to build an awareness of significant events and individuals in global, British and local history and recognise how things have changed over time. History will support children to appreciate the complexity of people’s lives, the diversity of societies and the relationships between different groups. Studying History allows children to appreciate the many reasons why people may behave in the way they do, supporting children to develop empathy for others while providing an opportunity to learn from mankind’s past mistakes. Kapow Primary's History scheme aims to support pupils in building their understanding of chronology in each year group, making connections over periods of time and developing a chronologically-secure knowledge of History. We develop pupils’ understanding of how historians study the past and construct accounts and the skills to carry out their own historical enquiries. 

In order to prepare pupils for their future learning in History, our scheme aims to introduce them to key substantive concepts including power, invasion, settlement and migration, empire, civilisation, religion, trade, achievements of humankind, society and culture. 

Kapow Primary’s History scheme of work enables pupils to meet the end of Key stage attainment targets in the National curriculum and the aims also align with those set out in the National curriculum.


In EYFS, history is taught through the specific area of learning and development; Understanding the world. This is delivered through exploration and child-initiated play. 

Pupils will develop a basic understanding of some complex social aspects. These include: an awareness and respect of the lives of others in relation to their own, the ability to make observations and comparisons between life today and life in the past and become increasingly responsive to their local surroundings.

To find out more about our early years curriculum, visit https://www.stechfordprimary.co.uk/bham/primary/stechford/site/pages/curriculum/eyfs

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