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History Curriculum Aims

To develop children’s knowledge, experiences and understanding of history, inspiring and igniting their curiosity about the wider world and their understanding of how society has developed.

History aims to give children:

  • a chance to explore a rich vocabulary and a wide range of sources from which the past may come alive.
  • opportunities to become detectives and investigate various sources which enable them to compare, contrast and examine why things have changed. 
  • Opportunities to be enquiring thinkers understanding cause and effect and links between past and modern times including studying ancient civilisations, the expansion and dissolution of empires and the characteristic features of past non-European societies
  • Knowledge and an understanding of the history of these islands as a coherent, chronological narrative, from the earliest times to the present day.  This will help them to consider how people’s lives have shaped this nation and how Britain has influenced and been influenced by the wider world.

Children investigate and record their findings through English, drama, art, DT, music and computing skills.  We encourage first-hand experiences wherever possible and visits, workshops and visiting experts all play an important role in the learning experience.

History is taught mainly in Term 1 although it is regularly revisited to support the children in retaining and using the knowledge they have gained. Knowledge maps are developed with a broad vocabulary and knowledge of events and concepts from EYFS – Year 6 which support this approach. This is measured throughout the school year.

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