Teaching and learning:

At Martin Frobisher Infant School, we use the National Curriculum and the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum as a basis for our planning within the subject, although we see this as only one element in the education of our children. Whenever possible, we teach through a themed, experienced based approach to enable children to embed learning and make connections, leading to a greater depth of understanding within the subject. Our teaching and learning opportunities allow all children to consolidate, build upon and apply basic skills.


Aims in teaching History:

We aim:

  • To stimulate interest in and encourage an appreciation of the past.
  • To introduce children to the mindset of being an historian and to develop the skills needed to undertake historical investigation.
  • To teach children about events beyond living memory that are significant nationally or globally.
  • To investigate the lives of significant individuals in the past who have contributed to national and international achievements. 
  • To find out about significant historical events, people and places in their own locality.
  • To raise standards in communication, reading, writing and mathematics so that every child makes best progress.
  • To value and celebrate diversity in culture.
  • To ensure equal opportunity - all children are provided with equal access to the English curriculum. We aim to provide suitable learning opportunities regardless of gender, ethnicity or home background.


If you have any questions about the teaching of history at Martin Frobisher Infant School, please speak to your child's teacher or Miss Griffiths, history leader.