Our History curriculum will inspire our childrens’ curiosity about the past. It will increase and develop their historical skills and knowledge. They will use their skills through enquiry led questions, analysis, evaluation and argument. They will develop a sense of identity through learning about the past.The History curriculum is taught in chronological order and makes use of our local area and town as well as the wider world. This enables children to develop a deep understanding of the rich history around them. We start learning about our families in EYFS, then ourselves and significant people in Year 1. Year 2 investigate the history of our town. When children enter Year 3 they will learn about the Stone Age, Iron age and Roman Empire. Year 4 explore the Anglo Saxons and Vikings. Year 5 explore the ancient civilisation of the Myan people and Year 6 investigate the Egyptians. By the time they leave Year 6 they have explored many key times through History.
Our History curriculum will equip the children to ask perceptive questions, think critically, weigh evidence, sift arguments and develop perspective and judgment. It gives the children WOW moments of discovery and information to stimulate their interest such as an interview with Samuel Pepys in Year 1, dressing up as evacuees in Year 6 and making Mayan Temples in Year 5. They are given opportunities to explore artefacts and experience topic days to help them understand aspects of life during key periods in History.