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I am sure we can all remember a history topic from school that captivated our imagination and inspired a love of learning, whether it be the gruesome tales of Henry VIII, the mummification of Ancient Egyptians, tales of great leaders, or the lives of ordinary people. We hope that our history curriculum is inspirational and exciting for children. To explain how we teach history, we have broken this page into three broad sections: 

Intent: the knowledge and skills that pupils will gain 

Implementation: how the curriculum developed or adopted by the school is taught 

Impact: the outcomes that pupils achieve as a result of the education they have received


Curriculum Vision Statement:

'By the time children leave Navigation they will be learners who have developed knowledge of a historical timeline and understanding of how history shapes the world today. Children will develop in-depth knowledge and understanding of particular events and people from the past.'


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Our curriculum vision statement outlines our broad goals for history, whereas below our whole school curriculum progression map gives a detailed breakdown of what each year group is taught. Below this, there is also an overview of the different units of work that each year group covers. You can also download these documents at the bottom of the page or click in the top right corner to expand it into a new window. 






At Navigation we teach history thematically, which means we break it into various topics. If it is a history-focused topic, rather than a geography-focused one, these lessons are taught weekly. From Key Stage Two onwards, most of these topics are organised in chronological order with one or two exceptions. Each history topic starts with some work on chronology, that is putting things in time order and thinking about how they relate to now and other times the children have learned. They will the progress onto learning about other aspects of life during that period. 



Each subject is driven forward by a member of staff who monitors the attainment and progress of our children. We do this in a variety of ways including speaking to children, looking at their learning in their books, observing lessons and using data gathered from our school’s assessment system. This analysis can then be used to provide support and resources where needed to maintain high standards across all subjects.



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Navigation Primary School

Hawarden Road



WA14 1NG

Contact Mrs Turner

0161 912 5937


'Working Together. Learning Together.'