Purpose of Study
A high-quality history education will help pupils gain a coherent knowledge and understanding of Britain’s past and that of the wider world. It should inspire pupils’ curiosity to know more about the past. Teaching should equip pupils to ask perceptive questions, think critically, weigh evidence, sift arguments, and develop perspective and judgement. History helps pupils to understand the complexity of people’s lives, the process of change, the diversity of societies and relationships between different groups, as well as their own identity and the challenges of their time.
Our History curriculum is designed to ignite children’s curiosity about the past in order to understand the idea that a world existed before they and those around them existed. Alongside historical knowledge there is a focus on the development of specific historical skills through lessons that are structured to ensure that children know more and remember more.
We teach our pupils to:
develop a love and curiosity of learning about key events.
develop an understanding that history is about real people who have lived and who have had a significant impact on the past and have helped to shape the world today.
develop a sense of different time periods through a learning journey that has an emphasis on chronology from EYFS up to the end of KS2.
provide an exciting and varied curriculum, full of exciting resources that interests and intrigues all children and reflects all cultures, abilities and backgrounds.
To help us achieve this we:
- Encourage children to ask questions.
Develop a sense of chronology and investigate timelines.
Investigate the history of the local area.
Study significant people and events that have shaped society locally and globally.
Make connections, comparisons and contrasts.
Teach children to critically, weigh evidence, sift arguments, and develop perspective and judgement.
Make history come alive with exposure to artefacts and real-life examples.
Plan for extra curricular visits and visitors to deepen understanding inspire, engage and enrich.
These are some useful websites listed below. If your child needs to log in to any of these sites, please use the link to Wonde below.
BBC KS2 Bitesize History
BBC KS1 Bitesize History
Oak National Academy