Our curriculum enables children to gain a coherent knowledge and understanding of Britain’s past and that of the wider world. We want to inspire pupils’ curiosity to know more about the past an equip pupils to ask perceptive questions, think critically, weigh evidence, sift arguments, and develop perspective and judgment. We want to instill in the children a curiosity and understanding of events, places and people in a variety of times and environments. Our aim is to develop an interest in the past and an appreciation of human achievements and aspirations. We want the children to understand the values of our society and to learn about the major issues and events in the history of our own country and of the world, and how these events may have influenced one another. Our curriculum enables the children to understand how the past was different from the present and that people of other times and places may have had different values and attitudes from their own. We want to develop the range of skills required to interpret primary and secondary materials.
During October, we have a key focus on Black History Month, focusing on a number of inspirational people.