The History curriculum at Mossley Primary School has been designed to be both knowledge-rich and coherently sequenced. Knowledge, in the realm of history, means not only substantive knowledge of historical events, dates and people in the past, but also knowledge of substantive concepts in history (such as ‘empire’, ‘monarchy’ and ‘civil war’), and disciplinary historical concepts (such as evidence, causation, significance and interpretation). Our history curriculum allows children to develop a chronologically secure knowledge and understanding of local, British and world history. We view History as a vital element of our school curriculum, viewing each topic as a chapter within the story of Britain and the wider world. Throughout each substantive concept historical enquiry skills are developed, supporting pupils in making links between prior learning and draw upon their existing knowledge in order to make meaningful comparisons.