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History at HCPS is led by Mr C. White


Vision Statement


History should be a subject that captures the imagination of children and sparks an interest in where we have been so that we can better understand where we are going. Children should be able to place themselves chronologically, notice and study differences but more importantly see the similarities that cross much of human history. Children should develop into passionate, engaged and lifelong historians.  Our aim is to teach children a sense of chronology, and through this they develop a sense of identity, and a cultural understanding based on their historical heritage. Thus they learn to value their own and other people’s cultures in modern multicultural Britain and, by considering how people lived in the past, they are better able to make their own life choices today. We also teach them to investigate these past events and, by so doing, to develop the skills of enquiry, analysis, interpretation and problem-solving.

History should be fun and encourage children that seeing where we have come from is just as important as where we are going.

Intent in History


  • to foster in children an interest in the past, and to develop an understanding that enables them to enjoy all that history has to offer;
  • to develop in children the skills of enquiry, investigation, analysis, evaluation and presentation;
  •  to enable children to know about significant events in British history, and to appreciate how things have changed over time;
  • to develop a sense of chronology;
  • to enable children to identify, empathise and understand many different cultures, races and the difficulties that peoples who are seen as ‘other’ have faced in order to become well rounded individuals;
  • to have some knowledge and understanding of historical development in the wider world;
  • to help children understand society and their place within it, so that they develop a sense of their cultural heritage