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Bakewell C of E Infant School

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Derby Diocesan Academy Trust

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Subject Intent

In the heart of a well-known historical community, the children at Bakewell are able to access the knowledge and chronological understanding of both local and national History and relate this to their everyday lives. At Bakewell, we aim to embrace the history of our school, local past, and significant British events. 


Our aspirations are to embrace our pupils' historic knowledge of their local surroundings to progress their understanding of the world they live in. Pupils appreciate the history that is on their doorstep, as well as that outside Bakewell. 

Children can reinforce their skills from most other subject areas alongside History itself - for example; creating timelines and highlighting connections, determining family trees and looking at traditional arts.



By using thematic topic areas, History is portrayed both inside and outside the classroom through meaningful pupil-inspired activities.


Educational visits to places such as The Bakewell Old House Museum and Chatsworth increases the pupils' motivation and drive to succeed in their learning. Pupils will be inspired to think critically, ask perceptive questions and research sufficient evidence to further their understanding of our historical past. We promote pupils' SMSC development through History by promoting an understanding and appreciation of the wide range of cultural influences that have shaped their heritage and that of others.