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Knowledge...your passport to the world!


At Bowlee Park, our history curriculum provides:

  • clear knowledge and understanding of the past which helps pupils understand their present
  • Knowledge of our own culture and less familiar cultures, increasing cross-cultural awareness and understanding
  • a wide range of experiences and activities to excite their long-term interest in the study of history (as an academic and facilitating subject in tertiary education)
  • strong links to reading, writing and communication skills


We have planned a history curriculum for all pupils that builds an awareness of significant events and individuals in global, British and local history and supports pupils to recognise how things have changed over time. The history curriculum at Bowlee Park 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. Our 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 hope to develop pupils’ understanding of how historians study the past and construct accounts and the skills to carry out their own historical enquiries. Knowledge, together with skills and opportunities to apply learning, leads to strong progress.


We have ensured that our history curriculum is a curriculum of breadth and ambition. Our curriculum delivers the statutory National Curriculum and provides children with opportunities to expand their knowledge and experience of history beyond this through:

  • assemblies celebrating key events and historical figures, and anniversaries of national and international importance are shared with children
  • trips out of school and visitors in school to give first hand experiences to pupils
  • role play, theme and costume days
  • Class assemblies re-enacting historical events for an audience
  • field work during local history studies to engage pupils in analysis of primary evidence



Further detailed information about the history curriculum at Bowlee Park can be downloaded below.