"A high-quality history education will help pupils gain a coherent knowledge and understanding of Britain’s past and that of the wider world...inspire pupils’ curiosity to know more about the past..... equip pupils to ask perceptive questions, think critically, weigh evidence.....understand the complexity of people’s lives.... the diversity of societies .... their own identity and the challenges of their time. " National Curriculum 2014
We aim to develop young historians who are excited by history and ask questions about the past. We plan to give children the opportunity to understand the chronology of both the theme they are studying and how this period relates to previous studies. We plan to give children opportunities to interrogate a variety of evidence to answer their questions and to teach children to think critically about the evidence with which they are presented. Educational visits and the use of artefacts inspire children to be excited by history. Cross-curricular links are key to embed and enhance learning and history is tied to key texts in literacy throughout the school.