Our aim in teaching history is to make the children curious about Britain’s past, and extend this to the wider world. In our teaching great emphasis is placed on the use of evidence (pictures, photographs, newspapers, books, museums and sites, use of the internet and other computer software), handling artefacts, use of the time line, narrative, appropriate language and empathy. They are encouraged to look at what past societies were like, and how the historical past has influenced our societies, beliefs and cultures. Pupils are taught to develop a chronological framework for their knowledge of events and people. They are encouraged to develop skills in research, to find evidence, weigh it up, give reasoned explanations and sequence events.
We plan our history teaching in line with the National Curriculum documents and schemes of work, to encompass the development of these skills.