At Swillington Primary School, our mission is to provide a transformative cradle to career education that allows our children to enjoy lives of choice and opportunity.

History, at Swillington Primary School, forms an integral part of the curriculum. We believe the study of history inspires children’s curiosity, encourages them to ask critical questions and enables them to have a better understanding of how historical events have shaped how we live our lives today. It also helps children gain a sense of their own identity within a social, political, cultural and economic background.

History teaching enables pupils to see themselves as Historians by using evidence to investigate and interpret the past, describe and compare historical periods of life to now, understand chronology and communicate historically.

We want our pupils to imagine the possibilities by understanding the role that history plays within today’s society and to be tolerant by understanding cultural differences that have been brought about throughout history.

We build on children’s historical knowledge by focusing our teaching into these 7 themes:

  • Technology
  • Leaders
  • Religion
  • Military
  • Society and culture
  • Chronology
  • Significant people
History Mural created by 6th form art students from our linked High School