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Our Rationale


At Oldmixon Primary School, we are committed to ensuring that knowledge is learned carefully, methodically and in a well sequenced manner in order for children to develop Historical skills and cultural capital. The focus of our History curriculum is for all children to develop a secure sense of chronology in order to gain a secure understanding of British History and that of the wider world.


Our curriculum encompasses powerful knowledge and deep learning. Knowledge is gained through a topic, which includes six investigative key questions, built around a knowledge organiser of key vocabulary, key dates and events whilst addressing the key historical concepts of: cause and consequence, significance, perspective, continuity and change and similarity and difference. Every History lesson includes a retrieval activity, which are designed carefully, in order for children to recall their learning in a variety of ways including quizzes, explaining functions of objects and ordering key dates. Central to our approach of teaching History is ensuring that children are able to ask perceptive questions, think critically, weigh evidence, sift arguments and develop perspective and judgement. Through rich learning experiences, visits and artefacts, children will become confident Historians! 


Ultimately, at Oldmixon school, we strive to create a supportive and collaborative ethos for learning by providing investigative and enquiry based learning opportunities. History curriculum objectives are constantly assessed through formative assessment where activities are adapted and differentiated to support all children to know more and remember more. In addition to this, a yearly exception report will be completed by class teachers, which will be informed by children's verbal and written responses, and will support teachers in identifying children who require additional support and extending children who are excelling. 



History and Geography curriculum coverage

Check out these virtual tours! 

History Museums

Anne Frank’s House

Take a look around and discover the secret annex where Anne Frank hid for more than 2 years during WWII and where she wrote her diary.

Boston Children’s Museum

Walk through the Boston Children’s Museum for 3 floors of fun, thanks to Google Maps! 

British Museum, London

 British Museum London: While there’s no walkthrough experience, the Rosetta Stone and Egyptian mummies are just a couple of things that you're able to see on a virtual tour of the museum.

National Museum of Anthropology

Visit the National Museum of Anthropology in Mexico City and dive into the pre-Hispanic history of Mexico with 23 exhibit rooms full of Mayan artefacts.

Natural History Museum

At the Natural History Museum in London, find answers to your big nature questions and uncover the history of life on Earth, from the smallest insects to the largest mammals.

Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History

Take a room-by-room tour of select exhibits and areas within the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, including past and current exhibits. This virtual tour also features a handy map, so you can move between floors easily and select the exhibits you specifically want to see.

The Vatican Museums and City

The Sistine Chapel, St. Peter's Basilica and Raphael's Room, are just some of the sites you can see on the Vatican's virtual tour of their 7 museums.

Here’s a 360o experience of Vatican City itself, including St. Peter’s Square.



Year 2 exploring some Victorian seaside artefacts. 





Our Year 5 Historians have been studying Viking Artefacts as we begin our Viking Topic.





Viking visit!

Year 5 had a very interesting visitor, an actual Viking! He taught the children about how Vikings lived, punishments and told fascinating stories. What an amazing start to their Viking topic!










Year 2 visit the SS Great Britain.