“The more you know about the past, the better prepared you are for the future.” (Theodore Roosevelt)



Our Vision for History

At Long Buckby Infant School, we believe that high-quality history lessons inspire children to want to know more about the past and to think and act as historians. By linking learning to a range of topics, children have 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 children at Long Buckby Infant School cover a range of historical topics, including Castles, The Great Fire of London and The First Man on the Moon. This gives the children a depth of knowledge of history throughout different eras, including that of living memory, and incorporates diversity. 

Alongside their knowledge curriculum, our children are encouraged to develop their historical enquiry skills year on year. We enable this through our unique skills grid that organises enquiry skills into year groups to ensure that children advance their ability to analyse and interpret history.

Each year progresses on the previous enabling children the opportunity to practise and consolidate a set of skills before progressing them the following year. Furthermore, a progressive skill grid enables staff to further support or challenge each child’s learning as necessary to ensure a personalised learning journey.



Our children develop a love of History through the innovative and engaging learning experiences provided. As they progress through the curriculum, they are able to identify key moments in history and understand the impact of these on modern society. Our skills curriculum, enables children to carefully consider the validity and quality of sources.