Our vision
At Dale Hall, our high quality History education begins in the Early Years and continues all the way through to Year 6 in a progressive manner, allowing children to build on and embed the key skills and knowledge taught in previous years. Whether children are talking about past events in their own lives or learning about the political intrigue of the Tudor period, History is a key element of all of our classrooms.
We want our children to have a coherent understanding of not only Britain's past but also that of the wider world. With such a disparity between the modern times we live in and the times of key events in the past, we hope to ignite curiosity within the children to learn more about these past events and to compare it to life in Modern Day Britain. 
We encourage questions throughout our History teaching and aim to equip our pupils with the ability to ask perceptive questions and to take steps to answer them themselves too. We want children to form opinions on historical events, think critically and evaluate evidence presented to them in order to develop perspective and to understand the process of change that has happened before them and is continuing to happen now.
Within our classrooms, our topics act as the overarching theme in our cross-curricular learning and much of our History teaching will stem from these topics where purposeful and appropriate, alongside Geography, Art, Music, Maths, Writing and Science. Sometimes, our History teaching will also coincide with a class Power of Reading text. 
History within our classrooms
Here are some wonderful examples of History learning at Dale Hall in many different forms.
EYFS & Key stage 1
I have been lucky enough to get to see history in action during my visits to EYFS and KS1 recently. EYFS have been learning what is meant by past, present and future and talking about themselves in this context. As part of the coronation celebrations at Dale Hall, they have also been learning about monarchs from the past.
Year 1 have been creating their very own museums as part of their continuous provision. I was thrilled to be able to talk to Albie about what a museum is and why they are important. "Museums are where people go to look at things from the past."
I can't wait to see how this knowledge is built upon as each year group moves through the school, with our whole school history focus on monarchy, exploration and settlements.
Miss Laura Bailey

History Lead

As a passionate historian, I am delighted to have taken on the role as History lead at Dale Hall. With a degree in history, I have the right mix of enthusiasm and knowledge to make the curriculum exciting and enriching for all pupils. The role of the subject leader is crucial in developing history teaching, learning and resources across the school so as best to support teachers, motivate pupils, monitor progress and achieve consistently high standards.

Home Learning

These are some simple ideas that could be used to help children with history learning at home.


  1. Create a PowerPoint about something you love in history.

  2. Create an eBook about something you love in history.

  3. Create quizzes about events, people or periods of history that you are interested in.

  4. Create a timeline of all of your favourite periods of history.

  5. Make a mini museum at home with different pieces of information, videos, pictures and models that you’ve made and show them to your family.

  6. Watch Horrible Histories clips and research what has been said for accuracy.

  7. Make a time-capsule with a few of today’s items and a newspaper. Store it somewhere safe or bury it in the garden so that either you or someone in the future can see what was happening today.


Diversity and inclusion in History