Details of the History Curriculum for each year group for each term can be found on the class webpages
Essential characteristics of Historians
We have identified the following essential characteristics which we aim to develop to enable children to become independent and confident historians:
- An excellent knowledge and understanding of people, events, and contexts from a range of historical periods and of historical concepts and processes.
- The ability to think critically about history and communicate ideas very confidently in styles appropriate to a range of audiences.
- The ability to consistently support, evaluate and challenge their own and others’ views using detailed, appropriate and accurate historical evidence derived from a range of sources.
- The ability to think, reflect, debate, discuss and evaluate the past, formulating and refining questions and lines of enquiry.
- A passion for history and an enthusiastic engagement in learning, which develops their sense of curiosity about the past and their understanding of how and why people interpret the past in different ways.
- A respect for historical evidence and the ability to make robust and critical use of it to support their explanations and judgments.
- A desire to embrace challenging activities, including opportunities to undertake high-quality research across a range of history topics.
Essential opportunities for History
In order to ensure that our children are provided with a range of opportunities to enable them to become confident and independent historians we provide:
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Opportunities to look at:
Opportunities to undertake a study of:
Items marked * are not statutory.
Essential Learning Objectives for History
We have identified 4 essential learning objectives for History:
To investigate and interpret the past
To build an overview of world picture
To understand chronology
To communicate historically