National Curriculum 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.
History is taught through our Contexts for Learning where children will be immersed in experiences (through trips, artefacts and guests), opportunities to research, question the past and its impact now and in the future and articulate their thoughts.
History is a main curriculum driver for us. Through the implementation of our connected curriculum, children have the opportunities to delve deeper into historical themes in line with the National Curriculum expectations and to use this knowledge to answer our big question. The enquiry model provokes interest and supports the acquisition of knowledge by combining elements of other subjects as children explore the 'big question'. Children are taught a wide range of historical periods as they progress through the school. As they progress through the school, they will unpick and delve deeper into more ancient time periods such as the Stone Age and Egyptians.