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History at HCFS


At HCFS we aim for children to understand the complexity of people’s lives, the process of change, the diversity of societies and relationships between different groups as well as their own identity and the challenges of their time. Our curriculum intends to enable all children to gain a coherent knowledge and understanding of Britain’s past and that of the wider world through inspiring children to ask perceptive questions, think critically, weigh evidence sift arguments and develop perspective and judgement.


History is implemented through our project lessons. The teaching of History is spread across the academic year or key stage.  The school uses a 2 year rolling programme where all of the History National Curriculum objectives are taught throughout different projects within a key stage.

Trip and the use of visitors are used to enhance and develop the experiences with the topics the children are learning.


We hope that through the History taught at HCFS the children will

  • gain a good understanding of the areas of history that are taught.
  • have an interest in the wider world and have an interest in different aspects of the past. 
  • develop a good understanding of the local history within the area in which they live.


For more information about what your child is learning, please speak with their Class Teacher.


  • Hatfield Community Free School, Briars Lane, Hatfield,
    Hertfordshire, AL10 8ES
  • 01707 276018