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Butterwick Pinchbeck's Endowed Church of England Primary School

Butterwick Pinchbeck's Endowed Church of England Primary School

'Do everything in love' 1 Corinthians 16:14




At Butterwick C of E Primary School we intend to inspire pupils to develop a love of history and see how it has shaped the world they live in.

A range of sources will be used to enable children to think critically and develop an understanding of historical concepts and processes. They will research significant periods in time which will provide them with the tools to evaluate the past and develop an understanding of why it has been interpreted in different ways.

They will have an opportunity to develop an understanding of the key historical features of their locality as well as the wider world.


Our History curriculum at Butterwick C of E Primary School is based on the National Curriculum and linked to our termly topics. All lessons build on prior learning and knowledge organisers are used to support knowledge development and key vocabulary.

The curriculum is enquiry based, which enables children to develop historical skills and concepts which are transferable to whatever period of history is being studied and will equip them for future learning. These key historical skills and concepts, which are revisited throughout different units, are:

Historical investigations and interpretations;

Chronological Understanding;

Building an overview of world history;

Communicating historically.

Trips and visits from experts enhances the learning experience.


Our history curriculum develops the characteristics of historians.

These are:

  • An excellent knowledge and understanding of people, events and contexts from a range of historical periods.
  • The ability to think critically about history.
  • The ability to consistently support, evaluate and challenge their own and others’ views using historical evidence from a range of sources.
  • The ability to think, reflect, debate and discuss and evaluate the past, formulating questions and lines of enquiry.
  • A passion for history, developing their curiosity about the past and how and why people interpret it in different ways.
  • A respect for historical evidence, undertaking research across a range of historical topics and using it to support their own explanations and judgements.