History helps pupils to understand the process of change, the diversity of societies as well as their own identity and the challenges of their time. We believe 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.
Our History curriculum is taught through our half-termly topic blocks. These topics are informed by the National Curriculum and are carefully planned and structured to ensure that learning is progressive and builds upon children’s prior knowledge. By the end of year 6, children will have a chronological understanding of British history from the Stone Age to the present day. Our curriculum aims to provide all children with a coherent knowledge and understanding of Britain’s past and that of the wider world which helps to stimulate pupils’ curiosity to know more about the past. We encourage children to ask perceptive questions, think critically, weigh evidence, sift arguments, and develop perspective and judgement.