Intent for KS1 to KS4

Our history education allows pupils to gain a coherent knowledge and understanding of Britain’s past and that of the wider world. It will inspire pupils’ curiosity, allowing them to develop key skills including asking perceptive questions, thinking critically, weighing up evidence, sifting arguments and developing perspective and judgement. History helps pupils to understand the complexity of people’s lives, the process of change, the diversity of societies and relationships between different

The table below explains all of the concepts involved in teaching history at Iceni Academy:

Historical Enquiry:

Engage pupils in a historical enquiry or puzzling key question. Older children will devise their own questions.

Knowledge of:

  • People
  • Events
  • Situations & Developments
  • Chronology and Characteristics Features
  • Historical terms

Previous knowledge learned is to be recounted, built on and linked to this ‘New Knowledge’.

Understanding of:

  • Evidence
  • Interpretations
  • Cause & Consequence
  • Continuity & Change
  • Similarity/Difference
  • Significance

Each session will involve developing an understanding of one or two of these elements.


Pupils must organise and communicate their findings at the end of the sequence of learning, so their learning gains coherence and this can be assessed by the teacher.