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At FPPF we are passionate about history.  We believe children need to gain a secure understanding of Britain’s past and the wider world. We aim to provide children with immersive experiences which will bring the past to life. They should get a sense of what it might really have been like to live in another time and place, to bring about a deeper understanding of their own place in history. Our curriculum should inspire curiosity and progressively build on their critical thinking and questioning skills. Children should leave FPPF not only with a secure historical knowledge base but also have a range of skills that will support them in their further studies and everyday life.



  • HC1: A broad knowledge of different time periods, events and people leading to a coherent understanding of chronology
  • HC2: Through questioning and critical thinking, be able to evaluate and communicate historical interpretation 
  • HC3: Engage thoughtfully and respectively with a range of historical evidence and undertake high quality research
  • HC4: Identify similarities, differences and connections over time


Curriculum Overview & Big Questions

We use Big Questions to test how accurately the children acquire the key sticky knowledge and/or skills appropriate to the topic. These questions are answered in a variety of ways, through verbal responses, to written tasks to more creative work.

Children understand the question at the start of the topic so they can link their learning to the bigger picture.

Curriculum Sticky Knowledge

Sticky Knowledge is the key knowledge that we have chosen for the children to know after each topic. This knowledge is built upon, brought back into the working memory or recapped (retention & retrieval work) through the subsequent topics, years and even through different subjects. The aim is to retain this key knowledge by making a change to the child's long term memory.

Within all subjects, the expanse of knowledge is vast. We have chosen the key sticky knowledge that we feel would benefit the children through their KS1 journey and to help them understand and enjoy the subject area ready for KS2.


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Celebrating and Enriching


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