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Elmhurst School

An Academy of the Great Learners Trust

Project Discover | Autumn Term

Our Discover Projects are taught in the Autumn term, the primary focus being History. Our intent is to immerse pupils into a wealth of historical opportunity that enables them to lead the way in investigating and interpreting the past, understanding chronology and developing an overview of Britain's past as well as the wider world. At Elmhurst School, we believe that the teaching and learning of History, through our Discover Projects, should inspire children to want to know more about the past and to think and to act as historians. 


Our aim is for all pupils to develop skills, and knowledge and understanding in the following:


Historical Enquiry

Understand the methods of historical enquiry, including how evidence and different sources are used to make historical claims and why and how contrasting arguments of the past have been constructed.



Place their growing knowledge into different contexts and understand connections between local, regional, national and international history within short and long-term timescales.


Historical Knowledge

Know and understand how Britain and the wider world have been shaped and influenced by civilisations, events, societies and individuals people from the past.


Historical Interpretation

Understand historical concepts such as continuity, consequence, reform and change and use them to make connections, draw contrasts (across, as well as within, periods of time) and communicate how history has been interpreted by others, leading to their own evidence-based interpretations.

History Overview

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