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Primary School

Resilience to Achieve - Aspiration to Succeed

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History

For History we follow the International Primary Curriculum. We aim to ensure lessons are fun, stimulating, meaningful, engaging and challenging.

We aim to contextualise the children’s learning by prioritising the following skills and experiences:

  • Finding evidence and clues in first hand experiences
  • Using ICT to aid our understanding of History
  • reviewing and interpreting evidence
  • Using artefacts and trips to create awe and wonder
  • Using role play to explore information about people and events
  • inviting guest speakers in to discuss their knowledge or first hand experiences
  • Using art and music to develop a greater understanding of the time period/event being studied

In line with the National Curriculum we have chosen topics that make learning about History fun and exciting, whilst ensuring pupils gain a coherent knowledge and understanding of Britain’s past and that of the wider world. We encourage pupils to ask questions and be curious to learn more about the past. We give our pupils the opportunity to develop their questioning, understanding and reasoning skills to aid them on their journey to become critical thinkers. We aim to develop our pupils understanding of the complexities of people’s lives, how and why events from the past have impacted on the present day and the diversity of societies. We encourage pupils to have an understanding of how relationships between different groups have changed over time and how History has impacted on their own identity and the world around them.

 

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