History at The Hendreds
Our vision for History is to fire children’s curiosity and imagination about who we are and where we come from. We believe that History enables children to draw comparisons and make connections between different time periods and their own lives; it gives them a sense of their place within their immediate environment and the wider world. Topics are informed by the national curriculum and are sensitive to children’s interests, as well as the context of the local area.
The History curriculum at The Hendreds is carefully planned and structured to ensure that current learning is linked to previous learning and that the school’s approaches are informed by current pedagogy. History lessons focus not only on identified key knowledge but on giving our pupils the chance to think and work as Historians to continually develop their skills whilst enabling them to progress and form links across topics throughout each year group across the school. By the end of year 6, children will have a chronological understanding of British history and be able to draw comparisons and make connections between different time periods and their own lives.
Cross curricular outcomes in history are specifically planned for, with strong links between the history curriculum, school trips and our class displays enabling further contextual learning which our children are delighted to share with their audience, be it fellow pupils or family members.