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Bringing History to life at Lydiate Primary


At Lydiate, our History curriculum is designed to develop children’s curiosity and knowledge of the past, and how it has shaped the world we live in. Children explore the past through a range of sources to help develop their knowledge and understanding. We are committed to providing children with opportunities to investigate and make enquiries about History in their local area, Great Britain and the wider world. They can develop a sense of who they are and their heritage. We are devoted to developing children’s ability to apply historical knowledge and develop subject specific skills to enable them to confidently communicate their findings and historical understanding to a range of audiences. Through high quality teaching, quality resources, school trips and visitors to the school, we develop the following essential characteristics of historians:

  •  Knowledge of past events, people and places, both in Britain and the wider world.
  •  An understanding of how past events have impacted upon the lives of others and in society.  Each year we study ‘Black History’ during the month of October.
  •  A wide base of historical knowledge and vocabulary.
  •  Fluency in historical enquiry and the ability to apply questioning skills, as well as effective presentation techniques.
  • The ability to reach conclusions and explain findings.
  • The ability to express well-balanced opinions, routed in knowledge and understanding, about people, places and past events.
  • A genuine interest in the subject and a real sense of curiosity about the past.
  • To develop a sense of time and chronology.


We love our History at Lydiate Primary!


Mrs. Foulkes

History Coordinator


At Lydiate Primary and Nursery school we deliver an ambitious, knowledge-based geography curriculum that aims to inspire pupils’ curiosity to know more about their own locality and the wider world. The children are taught to understand their place in the world in comparison to others. Children are taught from the earliest point to acquire fieldwork skills and to look at their environment in an objective as well as empathetic way. Weaved into the curriculum are opportunities to appreciate different cultures, deepening the children’s understanding of the world. Children are encouraged to observe physical and human patterns throughout time, drawing close links with people and their physical environment. This enables them to build an understanding of patterns of democracy and respect in both ours and other countries. They have an appreciation of how the opportunities within our environment influence our life and are encouraged to draw comparisons with those of other geographical areas. The strands of Geography gradually build over the course of the curriculum. The curriculum is ambitious and evolves to address the current climate, with an expectation that case studies can be fluid and adaptable. This enhances the children’s understanding of current affairs and creates opportunities for open debate.

Opportunities to make learning practical by working outside the classroom enhance our love and understanding of the world. Children build confidence in using practical equipment and working upon various terrains and in different weathers. They build resilience and work as a team.

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