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Station Road, Churchdown
Gloucestershire GL3 2NB

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Churchdown Village Infant School



At CVIS the intention is that children gain a firm understanding of what History is through asking questions, listening to stories from the past, researching key events to look into the differences between ways of life in different periods. Our objective at CVIS is to develop a curiosity for the subject, as well as an understanding and acceptance of the validity and importance of all areas of History, and an unbiased respect for the role that History may wish to be expressed in any person’s life. We are committed to ensuring children understand the value and importance of History in the wider community, and are able to use their research skills, knowledge, and experiences to involve themselves in History, in a variety of different contexts.


The History curriculum ensures students research, listen, perform their historical stories and evaluate. This is embedded in the classroom activities as well as the subject specific assemblies, History topic day and learning of songs from the past. Our children also have received History enrichment lessons which exposed them to a more varied curriculum. The elements of History are taught in lessons so that children are able to use some of the vocabulary of everyday historical terms to dissect it, and understand key features of events.

EYFS specific

Follow Development Matters Document. Children will have opportunities to talk about past and present events in their own lives and in the lives of family members. They will learn that other children don’t always enjoy the same things, and are sensitive to this. They learn about similarities and differences between themselves and others, and among families, communities and traditions.

KS1 specific

Follow KS1 NC curriculum. Children will develop an awareness of the past, using common words and phrases relating to the passing of time. They should know where the people and events they study fit within a chronological framework and identify similarities and differences between ways of life in different periods. They should use a wide vocabulary of everyday historical terms. They should ask and answer questions, choosing and using parts of stories and other sources to show that they know and understand key features of events. They should understand some of the ways in which we find out about the past and identify different ways in which it is represented.


Whilst in school, children have access to a varied programme, which allows them to discover areas of strength, as well as areas they might like to improve upon. The integral nature of History and the learner creates an enormously rich palette from which a child may access fundamental abilities such as: achievement, self-confidence, interaction with and awareness of others and self-reflection. History will also develop an understanding of culture, both in relation to children individually and other ethnicities from across the world. Children are able to enjoy History, in as many ways as they choose- either as listener, researcher or performer. They have an understanding of how to further develop skills less known to them, should they ever develop an interest in their lives.

Curriculum Documents

History End Points