The more you know about the past, the better prepared you are for the future – Theodore Roosevelt
Our teaching of history helps pupils gain a coherent knowledge and understanding of Britain’s past and that of the wider world to build respect, appreciation, and pride in their country. We aim for it to inspire pupils’ curiosity about the past and to develop their understanding of key events.
Through the teaching of history, we endeavour to teach pupils to understand the complexity of people’s lives, including those of the present, the process of change, the diversity of societies and beliefs, whilst celebrating these differences. Pupils will be taught to make links between these areas of learning, with the aim of developing engaged, motivated and curious learners that can reflect on the past and make meaningful links to the present day.
Our history curriculum has been designed to cover all of the skills, knowledge and understanding as set out in the National Curriculum. To ensure that pupils develop a secure knowledge that they can build on, our history curriculum is progressive and outlines the skills and knowledge required. Meaningful links with other subjects are made to strengthen connections and understanding for pupils.
We aim to provide opportunities for the children to research and enquire about inspirational people in history from a variety of cultures and backgrounds. We hope to provide a stimulating environment to increase pupils' interest and enjoyment and promote a positive attitude to history.
Activities, visits and visitors are planned to provide first-hand experiences for the pupils to support and develop their learning as historians and their historical experiences.
Our children are keen historians and are curious to know more about their past and how events have helped to shape the past, present and future. They are encouraged to ask perceptive questions, weigh evidence, think critically and develop their ideas. Our aim is to ignite a curiosity to learn about the past that will help children understand who they are and how their environment and the world has changed over time.
History Knowledge Progression Document