Our aim in history is to help pupils gain an understanding of Britain’s past and that of the wider world and aid in inspiring curiosity about the past. We equip our children to ask perceptive questions, think critically and weigh evidence to help them understand the complexity of people’s lives, the process of change, diversity of societies, and relationships between different groups. This in turn helps our children understand their own identity and the challenges of their time. Our goal is to make history come alive for our children, create engaging units of study, and help our children apply lessons from the past in their day-to-day lives. Seeing, touching, and experiencing history first hand makes an impression on our children. We engage our children’s interest with props, artefacts, experiences and visits. Local educational off-site visits are organised to museums for example to Cadbury and the British Motor Museum and we have visits from guests who are experts in their field. Our curriculum reflects the National Curriculum and Early Learning Goals and include worldwide, British and many local area topics.
For each topic, there is a learning mat that specifies the key learning for that unit. These learning mats are used by the children in every lesson as well as being sent home (via Seesaw) for children to share their learning with their families. To find the learning mats for each year group, search for the relevant year group by following the link below: