Through our history scheme of work we help children to develop a sense of identity through learning about the development of Britain, Europe and the world. We introduce children to what is involved in understanding and interpreting the past and lead them to recognise how past events have shaped the society in which we live.
We aim to develop a sense of chronology to give the children the skills needed to interpret historical evidence. Opportunities to understand historical concepts such as continuity and change, cause and consequence, similarity, difference and significance and use these to make connections, draw contrasts and use other analytical skills to create their own structured accounts.
We aim to help children understand the methods of historical enquiry, including how evidence is used rigorously to make historical claims and understand how and why contrasting arguments and interpretations of the past have been made.
Children will develop an historical perspective by placing their growing knowledge into different contexts, understanding the connections between local, regional, national and international history.