The study of our history is vitally important to broaden pupils’ knowledge of the world and explain how we have evolved as a society.
Our curriculum is tailored to provide a progression of historical knowledge from the beginnings of human history to more recent events in our past. We also focus on historical skills that progress from Early Years so, by the end of Year 6, pupils are confident to use them to analyse historical events and figures in their future learning.
We believe a sound chronological knowledge is vital to being able to understand how we have developed. We promote this using a structured curriculum, making links between historical events and times to provide pupils with that timeline of human history. We examine sources of historical evidence, encouraging pupils to think critically about how they have been collected and their validity in the study of the relevant time. We look at a variety of historical events and figures, examining their impact and comparing them to more modern equivalents to see the similarities and differences and how things have changed over time. There is a focus on our rich local history in many topics, but we mainly cover the history of Britain with additional units on the wider world during similar points in history to compare and contrast different societies and how they have developed.
A Successful Historian