It is our intent that the History curriculum in our school teaches children develop a curiosity to know more about the past through gaining knowledge about Britain’s past and the past of the wider world. Children are encouraged to ask questions and research ideas. They are involved in problem solving to find out things for themselves, developing a curiosity about the past and the world they live in.
We provide enhanced opportunities to engage learning to create investigative and enquiring minds in history developing curiosity and a thirst for learning. The curriculum planning ensures prior learning of skills and knowledge is built upon each year, to ensure the progression of learning each year.
The history curriculum supports language development and vocabulary to enable children to access a wider curriculum and start to make sense of connections with other subjects and previous learning.
In addition to this, we recognise the important role that History plays in preparing our children with skills that they can use for life, raising their aspirations, understand how to be a good and responsible citizen, understanding change and societal development and a context in which to understand themselves and others. This is extremely important for children at Hady Primary School in allowing them access to a much wider world.
First hand learning experiences are planned into the history topics wherever possible to develop interpersonal skills, build resilience and become creative, critical thinkers. Children are given the opportunity to practise concepts so they can be embedded more deeply and promote positive attitudes to learning which reflect the values and skills needed to promote responsibility for learning and future success.
We offer a range of enhancement activities throughout the year which all feed into the history. These include day trips (where possible), visitors, e.g. trip to Conisbrough castle when studying Towers and Turrets in KS1.