Our aim is to provide opportunities for all children to understand, appreciate and enjoy the multi-cultural world in which we live and to celebrate its rich diversity. Our curriculum is based on the Christian values of love, joy, encouragement, forgiveness, respect and fellowship. Through these values we aim to empower and equip our children with the skills, knowledge, compassion, wisdom and hope to make a sustained difference in our ever-changing world.
Teaching and learning in History will enable children to gain a coherent knowledge and understanding of local, British and world history and empower them to use this knowledge of how local, British and world history has shaped their lives today to understand the importance of learning from the past rather than replicating past mistakes. In turn, this will develop their understanding that the past makes a difference to the future and that our actions today affect the future of others.
It will inspire their curiosity to know more about the past and encourage them to ask perceptive questions by providing enriching learning experiences including visits, visitors and artefacts. Children will ‘think like a Historian’ and develop as experts in questioning, thinking critically, weighing evidence and arguments, and gaining perspective and judgement. It will also help children to understand the complexity of people’s lives and the process of change, the diversity of societies and relationships between different groups, as well as their own identity and the challenges of their time.
Our History curriculum: