We aim to teach history in a creative and engaging way. The school has adopted the International Primary Curriculum (IPC) in the Foundation Stage, Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2, as a tool to deliver history as part of a topic led curriculum. The International Primary Curriculum ensures that the school meets all aspects of the history curriculum set out in the National Curriculum document.
- What is History?
History is the study of what has happened in the human past. It is concerned with how people lived and behaved in a variety of situations, at different times and in different places. We learn about History through a process of enquiry and interpretation of available evidence.
History is about change and continuity, and thus is concerned with the relationship of the past to the present, and how the present will become History for future generations.
- Purpose of study
A high-quality history education will help pupils gain a coherent knowledge and understanding of Britain’s past and that of the wider world. It should inspire pupils’ curiosity to know more about the past. Teaching should equip pupils to ask perceptive questions, think critically, weigh evidence, shift arguments, and develop perspective and judgement. History helps pupils to understand the complexity of people’s lives, the process of change, the diversity of societies and relationships between different groups, as well as their own identity and the challenges of their time.
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These areas will be covered via the teaching of the following IPC units of work on a weekly basis:
Year 1: Time Travellers
Year 2: People of the Past
Year 3: Scavengers and Settlers: Early Man to the Iron Age
Year 4: Temples, Tombs and Treasures: Ancient Egypt and Sumer
Year 5: The Great, the Bold and the Brave! Classical civilisations: Greece, Rome and beyond
Year 6: AD900
Here you can find some useful links to support your child's learning of history: