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History

 

"We should not look back unless it is to derive useful lessons from past errors, and for the purpose of profiting by dearly bought experience."

George Washington 

 

A high-quality history education will help pupils gain a coherent knowledge and understanding of Britain’s past and that of the wider world. It should inspire pupils’ curiosity to know more about the past.

To have a rich understanding of previous events and to generate questions and conversations that will deeper knowledge of the curriculum.

As a school, we believe that high-quality History learning encourage critical thinking skills, the ability to collate evidence, immerse in discussions and allows pupils to develop perspective and judgement. Our History curriculum will also enable children to gain a sense of their own identity within a social, political, cultural and economic background.

The National Curriculum for History aims to ensure that all pupils:

  • know and understand the history of these islands as a coherent, chronological narrative, from the earliest times to the present day: how people’s lives have shaped this nation and how Britain has influenced and been influenced by the wider world.
  • know and understand significant aspects of the history of the wider world: the nature of ancient civilisations; the expansion and dissolution of empires and characteristic features of past non-European societies.
  • gain understanding of abstract terms such as ‘empire’, 'civilisation' and ‘parliament'.
  • understand historical concepts such as continuity and change, cause and consequence, similarity, difference and significance, and use them to make connections, draw contrasts, analyse trends, frame historically valid questions and create their own structured accounts, including written narratives.
  • understand the methods of historical enquiry, including how evidence is used rigorously to make historical claims, and discern how and why contrasting arguments and interpretations of the past have been constructed.
  • gain historical perspective by placing their growing knowledge into different contexts, understanding the connections between local, regional, national and international history; between cultural, economic, military, political, religious and social history; and between short- and long-term timescales.

Historical Terms 

 

Please click here for further examples of the historical vocabulary used across KS1 and KS2. 

Useful websites:    

BBC Bitesize KS1

BBC Bitesize KS2  

History For Kids 

DK Find out - History  

Primary History