“A people without the knowledge of their past history, origin and culture, is like a tree without roots.” Marcus Garvey
The overall aim of our history curriculum is to given children the opportunities to learn about significant people, events and periods from the past. As we develop this skill through school we then begin to consider how such people, event and periods have helped shape the modern world we live in today making history not only ‘something that happened in the past’ but appreciate how it impacted the present.
We aim to achieve a clear development and progression of historical skills and concepts as children progress through each Key Stage of our school. This begins with children recalling facts, describing and categorising in Key Stage 1 to children having the ability to explain in detail and summarise historical themes or events in Lower Key Stage 2. This finally develops into Upper Key Stage Two where children are taught how to make judgements, come to informed conclusions, make an informed hypothesise and also justify their decisions by demonstrating their historical knowledge.