History helps to understand the world that has developed around us. It surrounds us in a very real way. We aim to develop pupils’ understanding that our society has been shaped by the developments of the past. Our exciting history curriculum gives pupils the opportunity to increase their knowledge about the roles that individuals, movements and events have played in shaping modern society. This includes knowledge and understanding of the history beneath our feet in the local area, as well nationally and internationally.
Pupils learn to study historical evidence, develop questioning techniques to support the emergence of critical thinking and propose solutions to presented problems or difficulties encountered. We place an emphasis on historical enquiry and value the importance of research. Our curriculum incorporates a number of educational visits out of school, as well as specialist historical workshops that we bring into school.