History curriculum

At Edgar Sewter Primary School, our history curriculum inspires our pupils' curiosity and intrigues them to ask questions about Britain's past and that of the wider world. Pupils will learn to understand the importance of valuing other cultures and creating a sense of identity and an awareness of their role within the wider community and the world through the events of the past.

Our history curriculum is carefully planned (using Cornerstones) and structured to ensure that current learning is linked to previous learning which develops the children's confidence to think critically and ask perceptive questions.

The children will develop skills to weigh up evidence to make informed judgements on more abstract ideas and concepts.

With continually updated timelines (in every classroom) the children can develop chronological knowledge, make connections and visually see where events fit into history. The children can make cross curriculum links, linking dates and events to understand the importance of understanding our place in history.

Our aims:

  • To supply a supportive and collaborative learning environment to engage and inspire the children

  • To teach the skills to make connections and draw conclusions and contrasts

  • To help the children understand the concepts of continuity and change; cause and consequences; similarity, difference and significance

  • To ensure children know the chronological order of events in order to fully understand history and the impacts of them

  • For children to be confident historians who can share their ideas based on a solid knowledge base

At Edgar Sewter Primary School we have high expectations for all children and we ensure that all children can access the curriculum with various strategies in place to achieve this.

As Winston Churchill said 'A nation that forgets its past has no future'.