'Things that we have heard and known, that our fathers have told us. We will not hide them from their children, but tell to the coming generation the glorious deeds of the Lord, and his might, and the wonders that he has done.' Psalm 78:3-4
At The Revel Primary School we want all of our pupils to have an understanding of the past and how history will shape their future. We believe that high quality history lessons encourage critical thinking; enhance the ability to weigh evidence and generate arguments; develop chronological understanding and allow pupils to develop their sense of perspective. Over and above all this we want our pupils to be passionate about history.
Our History Curriculum is full of topics which foster awe and wonder and actively motivate children to ask ‘why’. Whenever possible, links are made between subjects in projects with overarching themes to contextualise and motivate learners. The learning objectives of each lesson draw from knowledge and skills included in the national curriculum, and follow our progression and skills maps.
Projects provide highly productive opportunities to use and apply basic skills in literacy and numeracy whilst strengthening pupils’ learning in history or other subjects.
‘He has made everything beautiful in its time. He has also wet eternity in the human heart; yet no one can fathom what God has done from beginning to end.’
Overall aims of our History Curriculum:
- To teach knowledge and understanding of Britain’s past and the past of the wider world
- To inspire curiosity
- To develop critical thinking in order to be able to weigh and sift arguments
- To use timelines and develop a chronological narrative
- To develop perspective (short-term/long term, local/regional/national/international, cultural/economic/military/political/religious/social history) judgement, understanding of the complexity of life, the process of change, the diversity of societies and relationships between groups
- To develop an understanding of their own identity