At Long Whatton, History forms part of our enchanting curriculum and benefits from subject-specific teaching throughout key stage 1 and key stage 2. Through studying History, we open doors to understanding the past.
We master the historical skills needed to investigate and explore the events and people of history and grapple with big questions to understand how these have influenced our lives today. Our curriculum encourages our pupils to become curious about the past, they ask questions and want to know why, they seek a deeper understanding of what they have learned and make links between the events of the past and their impact on our lives today.
Through their study of local, national and internationally significant events and people, they utilise important evaluative skills to consider fact and opinion from a range of different perspectives and viewpoints. They investigate and interpret the past through critically assessing historical sources and artefacts, weighing evidence, sifting arguments and developing well-informed opinions about life in the past.
They are immersed in the past and talk passionately about what they have learned. They are able to communicate historically, using a wide-range of subject specific knowledge and vocabulary to share their thoughts and opinions with others. They have a good understanding of chronology and how different periods in history fit together to make a coherent narrative. They compare, contrast and make links across different time periods to deepen their understanding of how key concepts and ideas have changed over time.
The curriculum opens doors to a deeper understanding of the world around us, understanding of our locality, Britain and that of the wider world. Through this, our historians understand the foundations of different belief systems, societal norms and cultures and use this to knowledge to enable them to live a life in all its fullness as active global citizens.