A high-quality History education will help pupils gain a coherent knowledge and understanding of Britain’s past and that of the wider world. It should inspire pupils’ curiosity to know more about the past. Teaching should equip pupils to ask perceptive questions, think critically, weigh evidence, sift arguments, and develop perspective and judgement. History helps pupils 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.
We encourage our children to find out about the past by looking at evidence and considering informed opinion by using original sources. We aim to bring history to life and to instil a desire to find out about our predecessors. We organise a number of visits to sites of interest and have a wide range of historical artifacts that we use with the children. We help our children to understand that history means everything that has happened in the past, and also our actual record of what has happened. We will incorporate theme days/weeks to help the children to “live” history e.g. Tudor days with King Henry VIII and all his wives.