Our history curriculum is designed to help pupils to develop an interest in and understanding of Britain’s past and that of the wider world and how this has shaped the modern world. History helps pupils to understand 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. We deliver our history curriculum through carefully planned thematic topics which enable skills, knowledge and understanding to build and develop across the school.
Through our curriculum, we aim to:
– Develop an understanding of chronological order and where people and events they study fit within a chronological framework
– Enable use of a variety of historical vocabulary
– Develop research skills needed to access and analyse relevant information
– Explore similarities and differences between different times in history
– To interpret different interpretations of historical events
– Help pupils develop a sense of identity through studying the history of their locality
– Understand cross-curricular links eg, Roman Numerals
We also nurture a love of history through participation in events such as our MAC history debate competition and a wide variety of enrichment activities (see year group enrichment maps).
National Curriculum History Programme of Study: