“The more you know about the past, the better prepared you are for the future.” Freddie Roosevelt

At Great Bedwyn Primary School our intent for the teaching of History is to ensure that we  provide a broad, balanced and differentiated curriculum; ensuring the progressive development of historical concepts, knowledge and skills; and for the children to develop a love for history. Furthermore, we aim to inspire in pupils a curiosity and fascination about history that will remain with them for the rest of their lives. A high-quality history education will help pupils gain a coherent knowledge and understanding of Britain’s past and that of the wider world (The 2014 Primary National Curriculum in England).

History teaching at Great Bedwyn Primary School has a wide application to everyday life and our wealth of local history, teaching the children to enjoy learning about the past and to have a better understanding of the society in which they live. 

History curriculum intent: years 1-6