Our intent is that our teaching of History will help pupils gain a coherent knowledge and understanding of Britain and of the wider world.
Using stories in History sessions can convey the culture, history, and values that unite people. They build familiarity and allow the listener to enter that period of time, making them more open to learning. Good stories can convey tricky ideas in graspable ways for young children. Also, stories are far more engaging than a list of facts or a discussion of themes that can be too abstract for young children. Stories also help with learning because they’re easy to remember! Besides the role that stories play in learning about history, they also inspire a love of reading by opening the children up to a whole new world.
We aim for children to confidently know that a historian is a person who studies and writes about the past. History lessons focus on developing historical skills and children working as historians. We intend for children to learn skills and gain knowledge which will enable them to learn about changes within their own living memory and gain knowledge and understanding of significant historical people places and events in their own locality.
As well as events from beyond living memory which are significant nationally or globally and learn about the lives of significant individuals who have contributed to National or International achievements.