We want pupils to be able to relate their own past and future experiences to that of others. We want them to strive for in depth knowledge about the key historical events and be creative about using this knowledge to better understand their possible futures. We want to contribute to their sense of wholeness about how they fit in a much larger chronology of time.


In History pupils learn about significant people, events and places from both the recent and more distant past. They learn about change and continuity in their own area, in Britain and in other parts of the world. They look at history in a variety of ways, for example from political, economic, technological and scientific, social, religious, cultural or aesthetic perspectives.



The staff enjoy bringing history ‘to life’ and costumes, artefacts, visits, drama and visitors play a key role in making the history lessons at Cumnor engaging and ensuring the children enjoy their learning.

We are lucky enough to be on the doorstep of a rich historical site, with links to the  Cumnor dinosaur, Empress Matilda and  historical authors and scientists all linked to Cumnor village and Oxford City.






Jill Delacovias – History and Geography coordinator