Our History curriculum inspires pupils’ curiosity to know more about the past. The History curriculum gives children a coherent knowledge and understanding of Britain’s past and that of the wider world. By learning about the past, children develop their understanding of the modern world, giving them the knowledge to make sense of their cultural heritage and the skills to interpret history critically.
Our History curriculum encourages children to ask perceptive questions, think critically, weigh evidence, sift arguments, and develop perspective and judgement. By using the children's own history and experience as a starting point, they progress to learning about different historical periods, chronology and how aspects of history overlap and reoccur.
Children learn to use appropriate vocabulary and use historical sources such as artefacts, personal accounts from visitors and relatives, books, photographs and digital records.
They study a range of historical topics and people, in line with the National Curriculum, in a way that creates links with other aspects of learning including English, Mathematics, Art, Design and Technology and Drama.
Visits to places of historical significance, especially in our local area, and visits by theatre and speakers groups enhance and deepen children’s understanding of the past.
Click here for more information on the History National Curriculum.