In our unique school family, we strive to deliver inspiring and explicit teaching of history which fires children’s curiosity about the past in Britain and the wider world. Using creative and cross-curricular themes children will learn about the diversity of human experience, the process of change and chronology of events set in the context of time. Through finding out about how and why the world, our country, culture and local community have developed, children will understand how the past influences their present day. Our teaching of history will enable children to develop a context for their growing sense of identity and a chronological framework for their knowledge of significant events and people. This experience will give them rich knowledge, skills and understanding to interpret how the past can shape their own future choices, attitudes and values-impelling them to be the best for today, tomorrow, each other, the wider world and God. We aspire to develop a school of historians; children immersed in and inspired by the past, brought alive by memorable learning experiences. As historians our children will gain the ability to research, interpret evidence, including primary and secondary sources, and gain the necessary skills to think critically and argue for their point of view. Skills that will help them in their adult life, preparing them for living and working in the contemporary world as global citizens and courageous advocates.
The aims of history are: