History – Curriculum information

“Our vision is to help pupils gain a coherent knowledge and understanding of Britain’s past and that of the wider world. Our teachers aim to inspire pupils’ curiosity to know more about the past and equip pupils to ask perceptive questions, think critically, weigh evidence, sift arguments, and develop perspective and judgement.”

We firmly believe that History helps pupils to understand the complexity of people’s lives, the process of change, the diversity of societies and relationships between different groups, as well as their own identity and the challenges of their time.

We aim to give children the chance to experience History by receiving high quality curriculum enrichment experiences both in and outside of school. We want to inspire our children to become the Historians of the future!

What do pupils think about our history curriculum –

“I liked the boat and he (Columbus) sailed around the world. He looked at a map.” (FS2)

“I love learning about WW2. I liked trying on all the different things. The gas mask was horrible!” (Y4)

“My favourite thing is the Stone Age. I think I know a lot about it. I liked learning about how people lived then” (Y3)

‘There is a very strong focus on checking on how well different groups of pupils are learning, so that any falling behind can be immediately helped to make better progress’…

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‘The range of enrichment activities the school provides is excellent and contributes a great deal to pupils’ learning’…

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‘Pupils contribute significantly to the successes of the school through their outstanding behaviour and readiness to learn’…

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‘The highly successful promotion of pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development is at the heart of the school’s work’…

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‘Leaders leave no stone unturned to ensure that the very diverse school population is treated equally and that there is a relentless focus on driving up pupil performance’…

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‘Staff morale is high, team spirit is very strong, and all are committed to continued improvement. This helps to explain why the school is continuing to improve’…

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‘The harmonious relationships among all groups, from a wide variety of backgrounds, are a strength of the school’…

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‘Pupils feel very safe in school because of the school’s rigorous approach to keeping them safe’…

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‘Teaching and learning are consistently good. As a result most pupils make good progress in reading, writing and mathematics from often significantly below-average starting points’…

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‘Parents are overwhelmingly supportive, commenting very positively on the school’s many strong features’…

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‘The excellent relationships between teachers and their pupils ensure lessons are purposeful and enjoyable’…

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‘Children make a good start in the early years because of good teaching’…

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