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New Scotland Hill Primary School and Nursery

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At New Scotland Hill Primary School and Nursery, we understand that for our children to make sense of the world in which they live today, it is vital that they have a sound knowledge and understanding of how it has been shaped by the impact of key people, events, and time periods from the past. We provide a high-quality history curriculum that has been carefully designed and sequenced to equip our children with a secure knowledge about British, local and world history.


Our history curriculum promotes curiosity and a love for learning about the past. Through an enquiry-based approach, our children are encouraged to ask and explore historically valid questions and report their findings by drawing on skills from across the curriculum. Alongside the development of substantive knowledge, children will develop their disciplinary skills as they learn the fundamental elements of what it is to be a historian.


Our children will study a range of cultures and historical perspectives enabling them to be respectful, tolerant, and empathetic; reinforcing their understanding that we are continually making history through our thoughts, words and actions and that the lessons of the past contribute to our present and future.