History, according to a 2021 Ofsted review, is vital to a rich and broad primary education.
"It helps pupils to make sense of the present as well as the past, and to appreciate the complexity and diversity of human societies and development."
Here at Stathern, our aims for history is for the children to understand that `The past has influenced the present and that our present will influence the future`, so similar thoughts to Ofsted, thankfully. We encourage and develop the children`s curiosity for the past and its events from EYFS through to Year 6, by our inspiring and interesting topics. These topics range from comparing objects from the past to the present, learning about a significant event like The Great Fire of London or learning about a significant individual like Christopher Columbus or Grace Darling, Stone Age and Iron Age through to Changes in an aspect of social history i.e Transatlantic Slave Trade. The children develop their historical knowledge through these topics and learn skills such as chronologically ordering events, making judgements about the past through different sources and artefacts.
To enrich the curriculum, we try to organise trips out of school, invite members of the community to talk to the children or organise visitors to share their knowledge through drama, art or role play sessions.
History subject lead