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Teaching History

Teaching History at Northgate

Big Picture

History lessons are taught within a half-term topic alongside Geography, Art and D&T. History topics are chosen to align with the whole-school curriculum principles, reflect Northgate community and reinforce two of our Big Ideas: Democracy and Diversity.



‘Think Like A Historian!’

History lessons at Northgate should allow children to:


The following historical concepts thread through the curriculum from EYFS to Y6. Each lesson is taught through one or more of these concepts.


Outcomes in books

To ensure that our History lessons are taught in a way that is faithful to the subject discipline, the tasks carried out in books reflect the historical concepts listed above. Below is typical evidence of learning from a History lesson:








  • Relationships
  • Respect
  • Resourcefulness
  • Reflection
  • Resilience