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History- Intent

At St. Richard’s we know that understanding the past is vital to paving the way for the future and our curriculum is designed to encourage children to ask questions, enquire and explore the topics.


We want our children to be curious about what lays beyond the borders of Dover in the world around them. By using a wide range of evidence and sources available, we strive to develop the key skills of chronology and enquiry. We believe these core skills are critical in developing children as historians enabling them to gain the ability to explore important questions about historical events. The focus of all our teaching is to build the children’s worldview of history, foster enjoyment of the subject and their development as historians.