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, sift 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.
Heritage is a huge part of our history and geography work in school. We believe that pupils should be firmly rooted in their local area and have a deepening knowledge of all that it has to offer. Below you will see photographs of the Year 5/6 pupils sharing their project to get the war memorial listed with the local residents. We are grateful to Martin Phillips from Historic England for his support and inspiring work with the children. So much rich learning can be found right on our doorstep. Have a look on the class pages for more information on our teaching and learning in history.