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Vision Statement

By the time they leave, we want all children at Hambleton School to have a love of delving into the past. We wish for them to develop coherent knowledge and curiosity about the history of their own locality, country and the wider world to aid their understanding of society around them. We aim to achieve this by providing a stimulating History curriculum which equips pupils to compare and contrast significant periods in history, understand the process of change and develop their own perspectives and judgements. This will be further developed through stimulating enrichment opportunities including residential visits, visitors and connections with the history of our community. Throughout this, we want every child to develop the school Christian value of compassion through enabling pupils to reflect on events and beliefs from the past as well as the challenges of their time. 


Extra Opportunities

  • Visitors into school e.g. local historians/members of the local community with WW1 artefacts, archaeologist,
    • Whole school Enrichment Days e.g. Viking Day (October 2018), Local Heritage Artefacts Day
    • Celebrations to commemorate historical events e.g. Victory in Europe Day
    • Involvement in the Selby Abbey 950th Anniversary events such as creating a dance and banner for the 950 years parade in July 2019 and visiting
    • Local History Trail around Hambleton
    • Writing Bidding Prayers for annual Hambleton Remembrance Service
    • Visits to local Historical sites e.g. Selby Abbey, Danelaw Living History Museum, mills
    • Residential visits to places of historical significance and museums e.g. Hadrian’s Wall


Planning and Coverage

History planning is based on the knowledge coverage and skills progression for Key Stage One and Key Stage Two suggested in the Primary National Curriculum, which has been adapted accordingly on our Long Term Plans for each year group. We also use Hamilton Trust schemes to supplement this, as well as making links to historical events within the local community such as Hambleton Remembrance services, the 950th anniversary of Selby Abbey and commemorating historic national and international landmarks, such as the centenary of the First World War and the 75th anniversary of Victory in Europe Day.


By the time they leave Hambleton Primary School, we aim to ensure that our children have a chronologically secure knowledge and understanding of events in Britain’s past and significant aspects/periods of the wider world, as well as their own local history of Hambleton, Selby and York. We aim to ensure that children can utilise a range of sources of historical evidence and analyse these critically to form their own interpretations of the past. We also encourage our pupils to ask perceptive and historically valid questions to understand concepts of continuity and change, cause and consequence, similarity, difference and significance.


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