History shapes the customs and beliefs of our communities to which we belong. We therefore give the children the opportunities to understand the past, but also ask relevant questions to shape futures. Learning about the past and the methods used to study it helps pupils to make sense of the world in which they live. History is about real people and real events interacting upon each in the past. It is important that we can find out what has happened in the past through the use of actual evidence which comes from many sources and is presented in many ways. Through history, pupils will develop the concepts of continuity and change which are frequently part of our everyday experience. Pupils will also gain knowledge and understanding about some of today’s situations when looking at them within an historical context.
The aims of our curriculum enables children to put events in chronological order and see how these events have influenced, and are still influencing, Britain and the wider world. They will also understand historical language and know that history is ever challenging, and the children need to keep questioning. They will also learn to understand that historical events are portrayed in many different ways and these interpretations need to be investigated and understood. We aim that children will grow connections between local, national and international historical events.
Please see documents below – our History Policy and Subject Overview: