Through the History curriculum it is our aim that we should fire pupils’ curiosity about the past in Britain and in the wider world. We want them to develop a chronological framework for their knowledge and understanding of significant events and people.
Children have opportunities to develop a variety of investigative and enquiry skills using a range of source materials. These may include books, the internet, historical maps, architecture, stories, documents, art, photographs, films, pictures and artefacts.
Pupils are encouraged to ask questions about the past, to understand and form opinions about it and to assess its impact on the present. Older pupils learn that events can be interpreted in different ways. Children learn to express their understanding orally, in writing and through art.
Through the exploration of past societies, cultures and belief systems children will gain an understanding of how the world has been shaped and develop a sense of their place within it. Learning in History can thus help to shape their own decisions, attitudes and values.
We are fortunate to live in an area rich in history. We have easy access to an enviable choice of historical sites and museums and regular visits are arranged to support the work in the classroom.