As historians, we aim to provide history lessons that inspire children to want to know more about the past and to think and act as historians. By linking learning to a range of topics, 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 aim for our children to have: an excellent 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 to a range of audiences; 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, debate, discuss and evaluate the past by formulating and refining 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 high-quality research across a range of history topics; a sense of curiosity about the past and how and why people interpret the past in different ways and to learn from the past and consider its impact on the future. History teaches our pupils how to learn from the mistakes of others, promoting lifelong skills of resilience and perseverance. They develop a cultural awareness of the lives of others of different times and places, promoting equality for all.
At Curbar, we promote pupils’ SMSC development through history in the following ways:
We know and understand the history as a coherent, chronological narrative, from the earliest times to the present day: focused on how people’s lives have shaped this nation and how Britain has influenced and been influenced by the wider world.
We know and understand significant aspects of the history of the wider world.
We develop articulacy by building historically grounded understanding of historical terms.
We understand historical concepts such as continuity and change, cause and consequence, similarity, difference and significance, and use them to make connections and draw contrasts.
We understand the methods of historical enquiry, including how evidence is used rigorously to make historical claims, and discern how and why contrasting arguments and interpretations of the past have been constructed.
We expand historical perspective by placing their growing knowledge into different contexts, understanding the connections between local, regional, national and international history; between cultural, economic, military, political, religious and social history.
Please click on the history milestones (progress steps) below: