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History in essence, is the history of ideas.


H. G. Wells

Subject Lead: Mrs D Hall

History at Thomas Coram aims to inspire children’s curiosity and fascination to learn about Britain’s past and that of the wider world. Each year group participates in at least one WOW day enabling the subject to be brought to life and ensure knowledge becomes embedded so that the children can build on what they know and understand from one year to the next.

We follow the Collins Connected scheme which meets National Curriculum expectations and provides various sources of historical evidence including narratives, paintings, photographs, artefacts, and data in the form of censuses and films. Interactive and practical investigations and enquiries encourage the children to look at the world through the 'Eyes of a Historian' and allow them to understand the process of change, the diversity of societies as well as their own identity and the challenges of their time. They also learn about Thomas Coram and the history of Berkhamsted to develop a sense of place and identity and provide a window into the lives of ordinary local people in times gone by.

Thomas Coram’s History curriculum equips the children to ask perceptive questions, think critically, weigh evidence and develop perspective and judgement.  


When I grow up...

Here are some of the jobs you could aspire to do in the future as an historian:

Family Historian



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