Our intention is that our history teaching engages the children and gives them a broader understanding of the past through learning about human achievements and experiences. We will investigate and research using different sources such as pictures, stories, writing and artefacts to inspire children’s inquisitivity to ask and answer questions about the past and how these impact the world around us. We look at history in our locality and develop the children’s sense of chronology throughout the study of topics through Key Stages 1 and 2. We aim to provide the children with a history curriculum which enables them to become confident, creative and independent learners, enhancing their knowledge and skills. Their real-life experiences will be broadened by children’s experiences inside and outside of school through educational visits, visitors, experimentation, exploration and discovery in safe and secure learning environments. The knowledge and skills they acquire through history lessons are interwoven with cross-curricular approaches where possible. They are intended be applicable and relevant to other subjects and in a variety of situations, including use of the local environment, therefore enhancing their flexibility and adaptability when encountering different learning experiences.
National Curriculum History programmes of Study