At Danson Primary School, History is an exciting and inspiring subject that our pupils enjoy. History lessons are immersive and develop a sense of curiosity and fascination in pupils about the past and how it has shaped life today. 

As our pupils progress as Historians, they will become equipped to ask perceptive questions, think critically, interpret evidence and develop perspective and judgement. We want pupils to understand 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 that will be faced in the future. 

To teach history effectively, we look to develop our pupils' key historical skills throughout the different periods of history that they are taught. These skills cover the vital substantive concepts and knowledge and understanding that the children need as they develop their historical understanding. Lessons that are taught at Danson Primary School cover a range of historical skills which can be seen below: 

  • Chronology
  • Evidence & Interpretation
  • Cause & Consequence 
  • Change & Continuity 
  • Similarity & Difference
  • Historical & Significance

Humanities Overview

EYFS & KS1 - History Progression

KS2 - History Progression 

History Whole School Progression of Skills

History - National Curriculum