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History Curriculum Statement

At Hopton C of E Primary School, our history curriculum aims to inspire our pupils’ curiosity to know more about the past.

History helps pupils to understand the process of change, the diversity of societies as well as their own identity and the challenges of their time. In studying the past, it enables pupils to understand that our present is shaped and formed by events from earlier time periods and to decide whether these events were for the good or the bad.

At Hopton we make our history curriculum as active as possible so that children can begin to compare the differences and similarities of a time, civilisation or person by acting out, experiencing or recreating an event in time.

By the end of Year 6, our history curriculum aims to enable pupils at Hopton to place world history events on a timeline, ask perceptive questions, think critically, weigh evidence and develop their own viewpoint and judgement of local, national and worldwide historical events.

National Primary Curriculum for History

Useful Websites


‘The Museum Without Frontiers’
Teaching History with 100 Objects
British Museum of History