Historical learning is embedded within the Learning Journey.
- Understanding chronology
- Understanding and knowledge of the past
- Investigating the past
- Interpreting the past
- Communicating the past
- 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.
- Improve pupils’ skills in writing, mathematics and computing.
- Develop pupils’ thinking skills
- Promote pupils’ awareness and understanding of gender, cultural, spiritual and moral issues
- Develop pupils as active citizens
The national curriculum statements are organised as shown below
- changes in Britain from the to the
- the and its impact on Britain
- Britain’s settlement by and Scots
- the and Anglo-Saxon struggle for the kingdoms of England to the time of
- local history
- an aspect or theme in British history that extends pupils’ chronological knowledge beyond 1066
- the achievements of the earliest civilisations: an overview of where and when the first civilisations appeared and an in-depth study of one of the following: ; ; ; .
- : a study of Greek life and achievements and their influence on the western world (Y4)
- a non-European society that provides contrasts with British history: one study area chosen from early Islamic civilisation, including a study of c. AD 900; c. AD 900; (West Africa) c. AD 900-1300 (Y6)