We believe that the History curriculum provides opportunities for all pupils to delve deeper and make connections to the past and the world in which they live now. History aims to inspire children to actively explore different periods of time as well as cultures, in order to paint a bigger picture of how life today came about. We will teach children the skills required to be a good historian; how to research and gather information, as well as how to question information gathered for authenticity, perspective and reliability. Children will have access to a wide range of resources to aid them in their discovery, and opportunities across the curriculum to present, test and evaluate their historical knowledge. Our vision is that all pupils develop an increased confidence and understanding of historical facts, as well as an understanding of its influence on our day to day lives which will enable them to become confident and well educated citizens within our society.
At Hamsterley Primary our History curriculum aims to ensure that all pupils:
- develop a secure knowledge of significant events and people
- consider how the past influences the present, what past societies were like and the politics involved
- understand how beliefs and cultures influenced people’s actions
- develop curiosity about the past in Britain, Europe and the wider world through historical enquiry: studying evidence, asking questions and problem solving.