The key elements taught are:

  • Chronological understanding
  • Historical knowledge and understanding
  • Interpretations of history
  • Historical enquiry skills
  • Organisation and communication

Throughout our teaching and learning of history we:

  • foster an interest in the past and to develop an understanding that enables them to enjoy all that history has to offer;
  • enable children to know about significant events in British history and to appreciate how things have changed over time;
    gain and deploy a historically grounded understanding of abstract terms such as ‘empire’, ‘civilisation’, ‘parliament’ and ‘peasantry’;
  • lean how people’s lives have shaped this nation and how Britain has influenced and been influenced by the wider world;
  • understand the connections between local, regional, national and international history; between cultural, economic, military, political, religious and social history;
  • understand how Britain is part of a wider European culture and to study some aspects of European history;
  • develop a sense of chronology;
  • gain some knowledge and understanding of historical development in the wider world, including ancient civilisations;
  • help children understand society and their place within it, so that they develop a sense of their cultural heritage;
  • develop in children the skills of enquiry, investigation, analysis and evaluation
  • understand how evidence is used rigorously to make historical claims, and discern how and why contrasting arguments and interpretations of the past have been constructed


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