The study of history ignites children’s curiosity about the past in Britain and the wider world. Through finding out about how and why the world, our country, culture and local community have developed over time, children understand how the past influences the present. History enables children to develop a context for their growing sense of identity and a chronological framework for their knowledge of significant events and people. Across the federation our pupils learn to research, interpret evidence, including primary and secondary sources and have the necessary skills to argue for their point of view; skill that will help them in their adult life.
Our History curriculum includes termly topics for all and we ensure that this is broad and balanced, across a two-year cycle. Through their lessons pupils will become increasingly critical and analytical within their thinking, making informed choices based on their knowledge of the past. Over the key stages they will gain a good understanding of History on a local level and a world wide scale. Where and when possible pupils will encounter or participate in high quality visits to further appreciate the impact of history.