A high-quality history education will help our pupils gain a coherent knowledge and understanding of Britain’s past and that of the wider world.

History Curriculum Intent at LCA

Lincoln Carlton Academy was built a stone’s throw from the centre of historic Lincoln and our history curriculum has been designed to ensure that our pupils develop a deep understanding of the rich history of their locality. The curriculum has been designed to give children opportunities to investigate and interpret the past, understand chronology, build an overview of Britain’s past as well as that of the wider world, and to be able to communicate historically. The EYFS and Key Stage One Curriculum focuses on events, significant people and themes to allow children to develop skills such as gathering evidence from a range of sources, developing chronology and communicating their ideas in a variety of different ways. The Key Stage Two curriculum has been designed to be delivered in chronological order to ensure that pupils have a solid understanding of how each event, person or era they learn about fits into the bigger picture.

How will this be implemented?

The history curriculum is taught in 6 week blocks and three blocks are taught each year. The history topic often forms the theme for the whole half term and this allows lots of opportunities for links to be made with other subjects, in particular, English, Art and Design and Design and technology. This in turn helps children to gain a greater depth of understanding of the theme being taught.

History Curriculum Impact

Pupils will:

  • Have a passion for history and an enthusiastic engagement in learning, which develops their sense of curiosity about the past and their understanding of how and why people interpret the past in different ways.
  • Have excellent knowledge of people, events and contexts from a range of historical periods ad of historical concepts and processes.
  • Have the ability to think critically about history and communicate ideas very confidently in styles appropriate to a range of audiences.
  • Have a desire to embrace challenging activities, including opportunities to undertake high-quality research across a range of history topics.
  • Have the ability to think, react, debate, discuss and evaluate the past, formulating and refining questions and lines of enquiry.
  • Have a respect for historical evidence and the ability to make robust and critical use of it to support their explanations and judgements.


LCA History Curriculum 2022 - 2023 [ PDF, 2.17 MB ]
Find out the knowledge that is taught in each year group and how this progresses across subsequent year groups and Key Stages.