History


History

Our history curriculum provides children with coherent and chronological substantive knowledge of the history of Britain and the wider world. We impart an excitement for history and inspire a curiosity to learn more about the past. We study and contextualise history through three key concepts:

  • Quest for knowledge - How do people understand the world around them? What is believed; what is known; what scientific and technological developments are made at the time? How is knowledge stored and shared?
  • Power, empire and democracy - Who holds power, and what does this mean for different people in the civilisations? How are people's rights different?
  • Community and family - What is life like in different societies? How are these societies structured? How are family and community relationships different

The curriculum teaches them about civilisations from across the world and always incorporates the full range of experiences of ethnic minorities in the history of Britain. Pupils will be able to see themselves reflected in the curriculum but also they should be taken beyond their own experiences. They will gain a grouding in core disciplinary knowledge, and the ability to approach challenging, historically-valid questions.