The main aims of our History curriculum are to:
- Give pupils, a coherent knowledge and understanding of Britain’s past, including how that has influenced and been influenced by the wider world.
- Build pupils’ understanding of significant aspects of world history
- Develop acceptance, tolerance of others’ beliefs and understanding of ideas such as equality and democracy, by learning about a diverse range of historical times and figures.
- Develop understanding of historical concepts such as continuity and change; cause and effect; similarity and difference.
- Inspire curiosity in the past, teaching pupils the methods of historical enquiry. This will include the rigorous use of evidence and discovering how and why contrasting interpretations of the past have been constructed.
- Give historical perspective, by placing pupil’s growing knowledge into different contexts, making connections, discussing and debating ideas and creating their own structured accounts.
- Provide opportunities for participating in culturally important events such as: Armistice Day, Holocaust Memorial day, Roma History Month, Black History month.
- Building a secure understanding of historical vocabulary.