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'A people without the knowledge of their past history, origin and culture is like a tree without roots' -Marcus Garvey

What makes a good historian?

We encourage our children to build an excellent knowledge and understanding of people, events, and contexts from a range of historical periods and of historical concepts and processes.  By the end of year 6 are children are expected to think critically about history and communicate ideas very confidently in styles appropriate to a range of audiences. Through high quality lessons children have the opportunity to consistently support, evaluate and challenge their own and others’ views using detailed, appropriate and accurate historical evidence derived from a range of sources. The pattern of 'think, reflect, debate, discuss and evaluate' the past is actively encouraged, formulating and refining questions and lines of enquiry. Our teachers show and encourage our children to have a passion for history and an enthusiastic engagement in learning, which develops their sense of curiosity about the past and their understanding of how and why people interpret the past in different ways.  We grow respect for historical evidence and the ability to make robust and critical use of it to support their explanations and judgments.  We all have a desire to embrace challenging activities, including opportunities to undertake high-quality research across a range of history topics.

Learning Milestones

Knowing More and Remembering More

Knowledge mats and class floor books - for reference and long term learning

Historical Influential People

History through a good book

History Vocabulary

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