History Vision Statement
Our history curriculum is designed to create and develop a sense of awe and wonder and promote the question ‘why?’ The children will be provided with the tools to research and find out answers to their own questions which will give them a deep understanding of the period they are learning about and how it fits in/overlaps with others.
From Nursery to the end of KS2 we want to inspire children to have a solid understanding of chronology where they know how everything fits into the historical past and how it is linked to the present and the future. This will be enhanced by the use of our class and whole school timelines which reflect their current learning, deepen pupils’ awareness of periods previously studied and challenge children to ask questions and go further. We believe high quality history lessons encourage critical and independent thinking; enhance the ability to weigh evidence and generate arguments through debates and drama. They will often be given choices on how to present their findings to peers and adults which will draw on skills from other areas of the curriculum. Teachers will provide opportunities for the children to put history into real-life that is applicable to today using the museum loans, artefacts, visitors and where possible trips.