History

Intent

At Twiss Green Community Primary, we believe that high-quality history lessons inspire children to want to know more about the past and to think and act as historians. Through cross-curricular themes, children have opportunities to investigate and interpret the past, understand chronology, build an overview of Britain’s past as well as that of the wider world, and to be able to communicate historically. We make links with our locality, wherever possible. We teach skills and knowledge as set out in the National curriculum and ensure that is accessible for all.

It is our intention that the children develop;

A good knowledge and understanding of people, events and contexts from a range of historical periods, including significant events in Britain’s past.

The ability to think critically about history and communicate ideas confidently.

The ability to support, evaluate and challenge their own and others’ views using historical evidence from a range of sources.

The ability to think, reflect, discuss and evaluate the past by formulating questions and lines of enquiry.

A respect for historical evidence and the ability to make critical use of it to support their learning.

A desire to embrace challenging activities, including opportunities to undertake research across a range of history themes.

A developing sense of curiosity about the past; how and why people interpret the past in different ways.