‘Enquire and Aspire’
At Christ Church Primary we believe the study of History inspires children’s curiosity, encourages them to ask critical questions and enables them to have a better understanding of the society in which they live and that of the wider world.
We will teach children the skills to be a good historian: how to research and gather information, develop their skills of enquiry and analysis as well as starting to question information gathered and its reliability. We believe that educational visits linked to historical study enhance and enthuse pupil’s learning by bringing to life classroom knowledge.
Our vision is that pupils leave Christ Church Primary with an enquiring mind that has developed a chronological knowledge of key historical periods and facts, combined with knowledge of significant individuals who have helped shape society as it is today. Our vision is that this knowledge will help pupils make more informed life choices and aspire to be open-minded citizens who make a valuable contribution to society.
History in the National Curriculum
We aim for the children to develop a sense of wonder and curiosity about the past and be able to place events in chronological order. Also to acquire an appreciation of the impact of change, cause and consequence, similarities and differences and an awareness of life in our past and that of other civilisations and cultures. We also believe that the school community can be enriched by some of the values taught through history, such as the acceptance of different viewpoints and an appreciation of our common heritage.
The national curriculum for history aims to ensure that all pupils: