“How do you know who you are unless you know where you’ve come from? How can you tell what’s going to happen, unless you know what’s happened before? History isn’t just about the past. It’s about why we are who we are – and about what’s next?”
Tony Robinson, Actor and Television Presenter
We recognise the importance of history and the part it plays in developing children’s understanding of the past, both in Britain and the wider world. Children are encouraged to consider how the past influences the present, what past societies were like, and how beliefs and cultures have influenced people’s actions. Our aim is to empower our children and help foster their understanding of themselves as individuals and as valued members of society.
Our curriculum (launched in September 2014) has been reviewed and updated for 2016, and is action packed and full of interactive and exciting learning opportunities throughout the key stages. During lessons, children become history detectives and are encouraged to take an enquiry approach to find out about the past. The curriculum covers a range of historical periods. British history is taught chronologically and in addition to this we look at different ancient societies (Ancient Greece, Ancient Egypt, and the Mayans).
Take a look at our new curriculum maps to see how the history curriculum is embedded throughout our topics.