Historical learning is embedded within the Creative Learning Pathways (CLP).
In history we work on five different skills:
- Chronological Understanding
- Knowledge and Understanding of past events, people and changes in the past
- Historical Interpretation
- Historical Enquiry
Through our teaching of History we aim to:
- Fire pupils’ curiosity about the past in Britain and the wider world
- Encourage thinking about how the past influences the present
- Help students develop a chronological framework for their knowledge of significant events and people
- Foster a sense of identity and an increased understanding of pupils’ own position in their own community and the world
- Develop a range of skills and abilities – particularly those related to finding out about the past, explaining what happened and what people then and now think about what happened.
Through History we can also:
- Improve pupils’ skills in literacy, numeracy and ICT
- Develop pupils’ thinking skills
- Promote pupils’ awareness and understanding of gender, cultural, spiritual and moral issues
- Develop pupils as active citizens
SMSC in History:
- Spiritual: Time of birth – reflection time e.g. what was happening?
- Moral: what is morally correct? Guy Fawkes, wartime etc
- Social: identifying hierarchy and power
- Cultural: past will encourage lifelong curiosity