• Long Term Plan History



At Horbury Primary Academy we are committed to stimulating our children’s historical curiosity and providing them with the very best learning opportunities in the subject, both through class based lessons and additional learning opportunities, in order to inspire our pupil’s desire to become enthralled in history. It is our aim to develop the children’s understanding of a range of historical periods and how they fit into to chronology whilst also providing the children with key historical facts linked to Britain and the world we live in. We believe that through high quality history lessons, we can provide children with an in-depth understanding of how the world we live in has been shaped by the past and so we have a desire for our children to understand the significance of past events and people and how they have shaped and will continue to shape our lives.

When children leave Horbury Primary Academy, we aim to for our children to have developed:

  • A passion for exploring history and the impact that it has on modern Britain and the world.
  • An excellent knowledge and understanding of the people, events and contexts from a range of historical periods.
  • A strong understanding of chronology and how people and events fit into a timeline.
  • An understanding of how historical evidence has been gathered in order for us to learn about the past.
  • A range of historical skills linked to enquiry, examination and analysis of evidence and the ability to communicate findings confidently.
  • The ability to communicate their findings and challenge their own and others’ views using evidence from a range of sources.


In order to succeed in the delivery of a vibrant and engaging historical curriculum, we will implement a thorough and consistent approach across school that has been carefully planned with the involvement of the history team, senior leadership team, class teachers and teaching assistants. Our learning will lead the children on a journey through history, which reflects the outcomes outlined within the National Curriculum.

Class teachers will be expected to:

  • have a clear understanding of the key assessment criteria and sticky knowledge that the children will retain linked to each historical learning context
  • carefully plan a cycle of lessons that build upon previous skills and knowledge and facilitate for progression within the subject
  • extend learning opportunities through school trips, workshops and visitors
  • Implement knowledge mats to reinforce key historical vocabulary and sticky knowledge facts
  • develop links between history and the local community where appropriate
  • allow for inclusion in terms of religions, race, cultures, age, abilities and gender
  • support and promote British values and political awareness
  • give children opportunities to examine both primary and secondary sources of evidence
  • provide opportunities for low stakes quizzes in order to reinforce sticky knowledge
  • provide differentiated learning opportunities that extend all pupils understand of history and provide sufficient challenge
  • promote History through meaningful working walls within the classroom and around school. 


Through our curriculum, our ultimate aim is for children to become curious and inspired about the past so they are capable of asking perceptive questions, thinking critically and developing their own perspectives and judgements. We want children to leave Horbury Primary Academy with a positive and enthusiastic approach to the subject and an enthusiasm to learn more about what has happened in the past.

When leaving Horbury Primary Academy, the children should:

  • have high levels of engagement and enjoyment when learning about History.
  • know more, remember more and understand more about historical periods.
  • understand and use the key skills of chronology.
  • have a developed knowledge and understanding of key events of historical time periods that they have studied.
  • be able to evidence their progress against Key Assessment Criteria showing that they are working at the Age Related Expectations.
  • be inquisitive and motivated to undertake new experiences now and in the future linked to History

The Year 3 children made and fired catapults as part of their History topic on Castles.  They have been learning about how castles were attacked and what defences castles had in place.

Our Year 3 children have enjoyed investigating Egyptian artefacts in their History lessons.

Our Year 5 children had a fantastic visit by PC Steve and PC Dave from West Yorkshire Dog Unit. The children asked fantastic questions linked to their ‘Crime and Punishment’ History topic. The children met the police dogs including ‘Chief’ the police puppy 🐶 It was a fantastic experience. A huge thank you to PC Steve and PC Dave 👮‍♀️👮‍♀️

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The Accord Multi Academy Trust is an educational charity established in September 2016 that is currently made up of four academies who were the founding members of the Trust. In September 2016 Horbury Academy and Ossett Academy & Sixth Form College came together, moving away from their stand-alone Trust status and were joined in December 2016 by Horbury Primary Academy and Middlestown Primary Academy.

The overarching vision for the Trust is to work in one ‘Accord – celebrating the differences of each academy through strong collaboration in order to inspire all members of our learning community to be the best that they can be.

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