Intent for History
Our aim is to provide a high-quality history education for our pupils ensuring they gain a coherent knowledge and understanding of Britain’s past and that of the wider world. We will stimulate our pupil’s curiosity in wanting to know more about the past, learn to ask perceptive questions, think critically, weigh evidence, sift arguments and make judgements. Developing these abilities will give our pupils life-skills that will remain with them throughout their education and helping them to achieve their God given potential regardless of their starting point in life and home environment.
Our History curriculum focuses on a progression of historical content knowledge that includes chronology and vocabulary as well as a strong understanding of the key historical concepts that identify for pupils the complexity of people’s lives, their identity and the challenges of their time. Pupils develop key enquiry skills that will make them critical thinkers, questioning and interrogating the past. These progression skills are revisited repeatedly through a range of themes to ensure the learning is embedded and skills are successfully developed. This is reviewed to address gaps in learning and ensure what we offer is broad, balanced and engaging.
Our intention is that history will support cross curricular learning by teaching skills that are transferable across all subjects and will engage pupils and enrich their experiences in school. Not only do we want pupils to have a strong content knowledge of historical events, people and changes over time, to become critical thinkers developing perceptiveness in questioning evidence and using key vocabulary but we want our lessons to provide appropriate opportunities for the construction of original responses and representation of pupil’s conclusions.
Important Documents for History
Useful websites and resources