Our aim is that all of our children are enthusiastic and passionate when learning about the past. Our curriculum is planned in line with the Primary Curriculum 2014 for History. We teach a sense of chronology; with our youngest learners focusing on what is known and being able to talk about events in their own lives and lives of family members to our eldest learners having developed a secure sense of chronology both in Britain and the wider world.
Through carefully planned, progressive lessons, our children learn about the significance of different historical periods, historical figures and how history has shaped their lives and the world today. They understand their place in the world and in the long story of human development.
Our history teaching also aims to ensure that our children understand how Britain has developed as a society, contributing to their understanding of their country of residence. It is important that our history curriculum teaches our children to value their own and other people’s cultures. By the end of year 6, it is our aim that all our children think like historians. They are able to reflect, debate and evaluate the past, formulating and refining questions and lines of enquiry. They have a desire to embrace challenging activities, including opportunities to undertake high-quality research across a range of history topics.