St Pius X Catholic Primary School

'Restore all things in Christ'

01229 828406

Schneider Road, Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria LA14 4AA


Subject Leader: Mr M Marshall

History Curriculum Intent Statement

At St. Pius X we believe in a broad and balanced curriculum. Our ambitious History curriculum fulfills the National Curriculum requirements and we use a mix of Twinkl Plan It and our own teacher-developed units to deliver the objectives. We have created a long-term plan using a selection of medium-term plans available to match our curriculum needs and to ensure History is coherently planned, sequenced and has rigorous progression to enable children to reach their full potential as historians and gain the knowledge and skills required through an enquiry based learning approach to allow pupils to succeed in life. Our skills progression allows teaching and learning of history to be easily adapted to meet the needs of all our pupils. History has meaningful links to other subjects such as Reading, Writing, Geography and Art and Design. As a Catholic school, our faith underpins our key teachings and pupils learn the importance of the history of our local area, including our own school and church. 

Long Term Plan

National Curriculum Coverage


Vocabulary Progression, Key Concepts and Substantive Knowledge End Points


At the end of each unit, staff will assess each child against the year group unit learning goals. Staff use formative assessment to assess against the learning goals, using these to make an end-of-unit summative judgement.

Drawing on the evidence built up through the enquiry, a ‘best fit’ judgement for each pupil can now be made.  A holistic approach is always to be taken at this point. Separate assessment criteria are not be judged in isolation.   The essential thing is for teachers to draw on their professional knowledge and judgement of each pupil – what they now know, understand and can do - gathered over the unit when making their summative judgement.

Enrichment & Cultural Capital

We aim to constantly improve our enrichment and cultural capital offering in History. Currently, the the subject is enhanced by the following:

  • Sankey Project
  • Local Historian Workshops & Activities
  • Theme Days: Victorian School Day, Roman's Day, ect
  • British Legion Veteran’s Talk and Q&A Session
  • Remembrance Assembly & Coffee Morning
  • Ex Staff & Pupil Talks
  • History of the Church (see booklet)
  • London: Visit St Paul’s Cathedral (guided tour)
  • London: Visit the Tower of London
  • Trips link to History topic  inc. Furness Abbey, Hadrian’s Wall, Muncaster Castle, Beamish, etc
  • Museum workshops at Dock Museum, Tullie House, etc