Accessibility Tools

Weston Favell Primary School

ceop logo



History at Weston Favell is a powerful guide to preserve the future of humanity by understanding the successes and failures of what came before.

Through our curriculum, we aim to:

  • Stimulate all children’s interest and curiosity about the past by developing their knowledge about British history and the wider world.
  • Develop our children's mental timeline (schema) by cumulatively building their knowledge of periods and events.
  • Develop children’s understanding of key historical concepts, enabling them to note connections, contrasts and trends across time periods.
  • Teach children to understand the process of change, the diversity of societies and relationships between different groups.
  • Understand children’s own identity and place in the world, recognising how the past has influenced the present.
  • Equip children with a balance of substantive (the facts) and disciplinary (learning like a historian) knowledge. This will enable children to articulate, critically debate and discuss their opinions and judgements on the past, using a range of evidence to support their arguments.
  • Instil an appreciation of the work of historians by understanding how historical accounts are constructed, built upon and refuted; inspiring an interest in our learners, that they may pursue in secondary school and future life.


Our curriculum has been carefully sequenced to ensure children obtain a solid understanding of key historical concepts and knowledge about the past. This is a knowledge-rich history curriculum, which entwines both substantive and disciplinary knowledge.

The following high-dividend concepts have been identified as:

  • Legacy
  • Power
  • Change
  • Culture
  • Community
  • Locality
  • Trade
  • Conflict


By the end of Key Stage 2, all children have a coherent knowledge and understanding of Britain’s past and that of the wider world and have acquired the disciplinary skills of Historians being able to ask perceptive questions, think critically, weigh evidence, sift arguments and develop perspective and judgement.