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My name is Miss Peace and I am the History lead at Fairmeadows Foundation Primary School. I am very interested in history especially our local history with being a mining town. I enjoy visiting historical sites and seeing how much places have changed. I feel it is important to learn about the past and for children to understand how the world has come about to be how it is today.


At Fairmeadows we have a vision of teaching exciting history topics and providing experiences which inspire and motivate children to understand and question the world around them.

Aims and Goals

Our aims and goals as a school are to support children to learn about their locality, Britain’s past and the wider world and understand how they interlink with each other. We feel it is important that history is taught discreetly and that we bring History to life in a variety of ways.


History is taught within the unit of Understanding the World within EYFS (Nursery and Reception) where children are provided with opportunities to explore their own history and develop an understanding of time. For KS1 and KS2, children will have a week of history sessions each half term. This will support children to engage in topics in depth to support a higher level of understanding. Our Curriculum is built from Chris Quigley’s Essentials and his Companions.

The curriculum in KS1 and KS2 provides children with opportunities to:

  1. Investigate and interpret the past
  2. Build an overview of world history
  3. Understand chronology
  4. Communicate historically.


Each teacher will take part in in-the-moment assessment and will take opportunities to differentiate questioning to support children’s current level of understanding. Children will have feedback, every lesson, so that they are aware of how they are achieving in the session. This may be achieved through written marking on Seesaw or verbal discussion with teaching staff. Class teachers will also use Chris Quigley’s Depth of Learning to access the subject.


Please see below a selection of documents that relate to the teaching of History at Fairmeadows Foundation Primary School. If you have any questions or require any further information then please contact the school office and I will get in touch.