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Bridge Hall Primary School Where Every Child Matters and Every Day Counts


Hello, my name is Mrs Corcoran and I am the subject leader for History.

History Statement of Intent


The study of History ignites children's curiosity about the past in Britain and the wider world.

Through finding out about how and why in the world, our country, culture and local community have developed over time, children understand how the past influences the present.

History enables children to develop a context for their growing sense of identity and a chronological framework for their knowledge of significant events and people.


At Bridge Hall primary, our intent is to stimulate the children's curiosity in order for them to develop their knowledge and understanding, through learning, exploring and sharing.

History at Bridge Hall starts with EYFS-Early Years Foundation Stage, where children learn about the past through their 'Understanding of the World'. Children are encouraged to think about their own past experiences, read stories and look at photographs to compare life before they were born. 


We teach the National Curriculum, supported by knowledge progression.

We use 5 learning keys to ensure our children develop the knowledge required for the historical period. Our children will have a knowledge and understanding of changes within and beyond living memory to significant historical events of people in the past.

They will be given the opportunity to study history at a local level and discover the life and achievements of the earliest civilisations.


They will learn using a range of artefacts and sources and utilise opportunities outside the classroom to enrich experience. Children will be given the opportunity to study Key Black figures from history, sport and politics.


By the time children at Bridge Hall leave our school, they should have developed a secure knowledge and understanding of people and events from the historical periods covered.



Year 4 had an amazing day learning more about the Romans with the Roman workshop.

Check out these photos!

Year 3  : Ancient Egypt
Year 4 : The Romans
Year 6: The Second World War