Our History Curriculum aims to inspire children to feel inquisitive about the past by acting as historians, to offer an interesting insight and to engage within their own community’s history and heritage. Through a broad and balanced view of the History of Britain and other societies and eras, it is our intent that our pupils will develop a well-rounded knowledge of the past using a variety of sources to engage enquiry and reasoning skills. Our Curriculum design helps children to draw conclusions about events that have shaped and influenced History, impacting on how we live today. The chronology of the past is a main focus to show how societies and cultures have developed over time. Our Skills and Knowledge Organiser documents ensure children learn facts, knowledge and skills about the past, and can recall historical events, dates and people.
The teaching, learning and sequencing of History has been agreed collectively with staff, and this approach has been implemented to ensure coverage and progression in all subject areas.
Teachers are ambitious in their delivery and coverage of History through engaging activities, trips and visitors that give all pupils an opportunity to question the past, consider their future, and be proud of their Cornish identity, local history and heritage.
The impact of our Curriculum design is that children from all backgrounds will have an understanding of how historical concepts have driven the development of all civilizations. By exploring local History, pupils gain a greater understanding of our place in Britain and the wider world. Based on their knowledge of the past, children increase their critical thinking skills and how events have shaped the world they currently live in. Children leave Key Stage 2 equipped for the next phase of education and inspired to pursue their own interests within an area of History, including the future career opportunities unique to a solid understanding and love of History.