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At Thornhill Primary School, we provide an engaging, broad, balanced and differentiated curriculum; ensuring the progressive development of historical concepts, knowledge and skills. ​ We start this in the early years through talking about our own history and through characters and events encountered in books read in class and storytelling.

We make use of our rich local history to build chronological understanding to develop concepts of change and causation within their units of work and where they fit into our understanding of history today. Our children critically examine source evidence looking for patterns, differences and trends. They will ask and answer questions about the past and significant events as well as recognising abstract terms which interlink throughout the historic periods.