Our history curriculum is designed to engage and inspire all pupils to develop a love of history and to develop an understanding of Britain’s past and that of the wider world. Our curriculum will inspire pupils’ curiosity to know more about the past and develop the skills needed to be ‘young historians’ and to help them understand how events in history have shaped the world today.
Our history teaching will enable pupils to develop a context for their growing sense of identity and a chronological framework for their knowledge of significant events and people. The study of history will allow pupils to ask perceptive questions, think critically, weigh evidence, sift arguments and develop perspective and judgement.
Pupils will be given opportunities to participate in activities and visits in order to provide first-hand experiences for pupils to support and develop their learning as historians and their historical experiences. Our ambition is that our pupils will have a knowledge and understanding of:
- A sense of time – with a coherent, chronological understanding
- Cause and consequence
- Continuity and change
- Historical interpretation
- Historical context
- Appreciating diversity
As the National Curriculum states, pupils will be encouraged to develop key historical vocabulary and abstract terms. Our history study aims to help pupils gain historical perspective by placing their growing knowledge into different contexts, understanding the connections between local, regional, national and international history; between cultural, economic, military, political, religious and social history; and between short- and long-term timescales.
‘The more you know about the past, the better prepared you are for the future.’ Theodore Roosevelt