Our Curriculum Statement of Intent for History
At Hendal Primary School our aim is develop young historians who are able to reason, discern, think critically, and understand and appreciate what has gone before. History allows our children to compare and contrast, to examine how and why things have changed, to learn about historical characters and expand their research skills. We teach children to be open minded and enquiring thinkers who understand cause and effect. They will be encouraged to ask perceptive questions and to think critically. We want them to understand how people have lived in the past and compare this to modern life. We aim to extend their knowledge of key historic events and periods through engaging and enriching school visits which also help to deepen our pupil’s understanding.
We will achieve this by:
• Using an enquiry based approach to history, allowing children to investigate, interpret and analyse historical events, giving opportunity for children to develop reasoning and critical thinking skills and removing the idea that there are right and wrong views of history
• Providing a learning climate that allows children’s views to evolve as their understanding of history deepens; allowing children to disagree and removing the stigma of being ‘wrong’.
• Developing an experiential learning environment that is exciting, interesting and stimulating, this includes educational visits and external providers coming into school.
• Encouraging cross-curricular links to help deepen children’s understanding of historical events.
• Plan for progression of skills building a curriculum that meets the needs of our children
Please click the link below to view the Content and Progression in History