The aim of history teaching here at Wellesbourne Primary School is to stimulate the children’s interest and understanding about the life of people who lived in the past, in Britain and in the wider world. We teach children about: historical change; the diversity of societies; the relationships between different groups and chronology. Through this, they develop a sense of identity and a cultural understanding based on their historical heritage.
Thus, they learn to value their own and other people’s cultures in modern multicultural Britain and, by considering how people lived in the past, they are better able to make their own life choices today. In our school, History makes a significant contribution to citizenship education by teaching about how Britain developed as a democratic society. We teach children to understand how events in the past have influenced our lives today; we also teach them to investigate these past events and, by so doing, to develop the skills of chronological understanding, historical enquiry, analysis, interpretation and problem-solving.
The aims of History in our school are:
- to foster in children an interest in the past and to develop an understanding that enables them to enjoy all that history has to offer;
- to develop an understanding of British History and it’s people and understand how Britain has influenced and been influenced by the wider world;
- to help children understand society and their place within it, so that they develop a sense of their cultural heritage;
- to develop a sense of chronology and understand historical concepts such as similarity and difference, cause and consequence, continuity and change;
- to develop in children, the skills of enquiry, investigation, analysis, evaluation, and presentation including the use of sources.
- to know and understand how the British system of democratic government has developed and, in so doing, to contribute to a child’s citizenship education;
- to gain historical perspective and make historical connections by learning about local, regional, national and international history; between cultural, economic, military, political, religious and social history;
- to know and understand the achievements of the earliest civilizations (Ancient Egypt, Ancient Greece), and a Non-European Society (Mayan Civilization)
- to give opportunities to convey understanding / interpretation of past events in a variety of ways and provide situations which foster independent/ co-operative learning.
Old Stuff Day
Black History Month
History Chronology Day
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