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Elmhurst School

An Academy of the Great Learners Trust

Project Discover | Autumn Term

"I have learnt to evaluate different sources and think about about the reliability of primary and secondary sources. I have learnt that the past can be represented in different ways because of bias." - Year 6 Child

Our Discover Projects are taught in the Autumn term, the primary focus being History.


History Intent

We believe that the teaching and learning of History should inspire children to want to know more about the past and to think and to act as aspiring historians. Our curriculum immerses children into a wealth of historical opportunity and enquiry, enabling them to lead the way in investigating and interpreting the past, understanding chronology and creating an overview of Britain’s past as well that of the wider world.


Pupils will develop skills across the following strands:


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.


Our curriculum builds on five key concepts in order to develop knowledge and understanding throughout the Key Stages:

  • Society
  • Invention 
  • Legacy
  • Invasion 
  • Migration 


History Implementation

Page last updated: 21/08/23