Year 2
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Fun, Creativity & Achievement




At Holne Chase Primary School, our ambition is for children to become effective historians demonstrating a clear understanding of Britain’s past as well as the wider world. The children will gain a curiosity about the past using critical thinking to ask perceptive questions, debate effectively and use sources of evidence to explore information.

Through a development of historical skills, our ambition is for children to gain a sound understanding of chronology and enquiry to articulate how periods of history have impacted life in Britain today and how significant individuals have inspired changes in history. Through a diverse curriculum, children will appreciate the diversity of different societies and the role they have played in the development of local and national history and how this has positively impacted British culture.

Using their historical skills and knowledge, the children will be responsible and ambitious citizens appreciating their own identify and how it has been influenced by people of the past.



Our History curriculum takes children on a journey from prehistory to modern times, covering:

We seek to build links for our children as they gain knowledge, so that by the end of their time at Preston Hedges School they can:

Alongside their substative curriculum knowledge, children are encouraged to develop their historical enquiry knowledge year on year, to ensure they advance year on year their ability to analyse and interpret history, and work as historians.

Each year we build on previous knowledge, enabling children to evaluate that year’s area of learning against their growing body of historical knowledge. Staff continously assess our pupils to further support or challenge each child’s learning as appropriate to ensure a personalised learning journey.



Our fun, creative lessons nurture a love for history, and an appreciation for its impact on (and relevance in) modern society. Our bespoke curriculum exposes children to a range of viewpoints and, as a result, they are encouraged to develop an individual, evaluative perspective of the decisions made in the past, whilst understanding the importance of perspective and objectivity.

Children develop the confidence, skills and enthusiasm to delve deeper into our world’s rich and diverse history as they embark on their learning journeys in a range of further education settings.