Intent

  • Children respect historical heritage internationally, nationally, regionally and locally.
  • Children develop sense of chronology and history specific skills so that they have the courage to ask questions, evaluate information and think critically, whilst respecting there may be alternative views.
  • Children understand different historical periods and events so that they are able to have a better understanding, and be compassionate towards, the lives of people who lived in the past.
  • Children develop an understanding of the process of change over time and how history, through persevering individuals and groups, has influenced our lives today.

How do our values shine through in History?

Respect

Children respect the experiences of their predecessors. Children examine different cultures and how they have contributed in historical terms will gives children an awareness of our own multi-cultural identity.

Compassion

Children develop compassion from a greater understanding of different groups of people in different times and circumstances from history. They are inspired by significant individuals whose own compassion drove them to make a positive impact on the world.

Courage

Children have the courage to reflect, ask questions about and discuss the difficulties of the past and how we can learn from them.

Perseverance

Children understand that change takes time and that the society in which we live has been shaped by developments in the past.

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