Year 5 explored the history of Devonshire.

Year 2 explored how Blackpool grew from a small fishing village to a thriving town.

One of our pupils got really creative with their costume for Blackpool History Day!

Devonshire hold an annual Blackpool History Day to promote Blackpool’s heritage and legacy.




By the end of their journey through school, children will have a chronological understanding of British history from the Stone Age to the present day.  They will be able to draw comparisons and make connections between different time periods and their own lives.  We believe that local history is equally important.  This is why it is woven into our curriculum to ensure it is explicitly taught and a rich understanding of our local heritage is developed.  The local area is fully explored to achieve these desired outcomes, with extensive opportunities for learning outside the classroom embedded in practice.

History Policy


  • To question historical events to further understanding.
  • Use should be specific and relevant vocabulary that is transferable to writing.
  • To promote a historical mind-set, where children want to research and investigate.
  • Set high expectations for children’s achievement.
  • Foster self-esteem and resilience.
  • Promote learning that is progressive and chronological through the curriculum years to ensure consistency.


  • Pictures and artefacts to be used to ensure engagement and deep understanding.
  • Historical investigations should be specific and meaningful.
  • Topics to focus on a significant event related to a specific time period.
  • Children will create and lead historical discussions, debating facts and opinions.
  • Children will discuss cause and effect and determine how Britain (and the world) has changed over time.
  • Children will study the heritage of Blackpool and their own heritage.


  • Understanding of the world’s chronology will be improved across the school.
  • Children’s ability to question and investigate history will be embedded.
  • Our pupils will use historical vocabulary to lead and partake in historical discussions.
  • The children will better understand their own heritage.

Useful Websites

Ask your children which of the buttons below they have looked at in class.  Pupils will focus on these buttons throughout their primary school education as they compare civilisations.  This will help them to make links throughout History.