We intend to help pupils gain a coherent knowledge and understanding of Britain’s past and that of the wider world. We want to inspire our children’s curiosity to know more about the past. Through our teaching of history, we aim to help our children to understand the complexity of people’s lives, the process of change, the diversity of societies and relationships between different groups, as well as their own identity and the challenges of their time.
As historians our children will:
- Have an excellent knowledge and understanding of people, events, and contexts from a range of historical periods and of historical concepts and processes
- Think critically about history and communicate ideas confidently in styles appropriate to a range of audiences
- Support, evaluate and challenge their own and others views using detailed, appropriate and accurate historical evidence derived from a range of sources
- Think, reflect, debate, discuss and evaluate the past, formulating and refining questions and lines of enquiry
- Develop a passion and enthusiasm for history through a sense of curiosity about the past and their understanding of how and why people interpret the past in different ways
- Show respect for historical evidence and use it effectively to support their explanations and judgements