Intent of our History Curriculum
‘We are not makers of History. We are made by History’ Martin Luther King, Jr.
This quote epitomises our belief that the study of History inspires children’s curiosity, encourages them to ask critical questions and enables them to have a better understanding of the society in which they live and that of the wider world. History helps pupils to understand the process of change and to gain a sense of their own identity within a social, political, cultural and economic background.
We feel it is important for the subject to be taught discretely as well as incorporated within other curriculum subjects such as Literacy and Art. A high emphasis is placed on chronology so that children understand their place in time. We aim to create a supportive and collaborative ethos for learning by providing investigative and enquiry based learning opportunities as well as invaluable trips to local places of interest to support our studies and enhance our learning journey and experiences.