History doesn't change the past, but it is likely to change the future.

History

What we say about history at Coxhoe Primary School...

Our History lead, Mrs Duffy, says...

Being the history lead at Coxhoe Primary School is a delight and feels like being a time-travel guide for the children. I absolutely love seeing their eyes light up when we dive into the past, learning about significant events and people throughout time. It's not just about memorising dates; it's about asking questions, comparing and contrasting ideas and exploring different time periods and the lives of individuals. In each History lesson, the children's learning is centred around a key question and they act as Historians to unravel the answer. My aim is for every child to leave our school as a confident Historian with a love for learning about the past. 

Our Year 6 Subject Ambassadors say (Aidan, Sophie, Seth and Alfie)...

I wanted to be a history ambassador because I am interested in history and find learning about it fascinating, especially learning about different time periods. We feel that history helps us connect with our local area and learn things about where we live. We also love learning about historical figures and significant times in the past.  

Children from across school say...

 "Black History Month has taught me so many new things and I have learnt so much about why equality is important."

"I love learning about Neil Armstrong and I find it very interesting that he went to the moon."

"I cannot believe that Rosa Parks went through such an awful time just because of the colour of her skin!" 

"History has enabled me to learn more about Coxhoe and I have loved learning about mining in Durham."

Curriculum Intent

The intent of history teaching at Coxhoe Primary School is to stimulate the children’s interest and understanding about the life of people who lived in the past.

We teach children a sense of chronology, and through this they develop a sense of identity and a cultural understanding based on their historical heritage. Thus, they learn to value their own and other people’s cultures in modern multicultural Britain and, by considering how people lived in the past, they are better able to make their own life choices today.

In our school, history makes a significant contribution to citizenship education by teaching about how Britain developed as a democratic society.

We teach children to understand how events in the past have influenced our lives today; we also teach them to investigate these past events and, by so doing, to develop the skills of enquiry, analysis, interpretation and problem-solving.

History Policy

Enrichment Opportunities

History at Coxhoe Primary School 2023-24

Summer Term 2024

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Spring Term 2024

Year 2
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Year 1
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Year 6
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Year 6
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Autumn Term 2023

Black History Month 2023 

Year 6
Year 1
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Year 5
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Year 2
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Year 6
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Year 1
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Year 3/4
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Year 5
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History at Coxhoe Primary School 2022-23