At Northway Infant school our intent is that our teaching of history will inspire in pupils a curiosity to find out more about the past and where they fit.
We aim to help children develop a well-rounded knowledge of the past and its events, improving every child’s cultural capital, understanding of the world around them and their own heritage. Teaching the children to enjoy learning about past and how it has influenced our lives today starting in the Early Years looking at changes in their own lives and significant historical events in their own culture, and extending this to focus on the lives of significant individuals and aspects of local history, events of national significance and the wide world in Key Stage 1.
History lessons focus on developing historical skills and children working as historians:
- Children learn about history in an active and creative way whether visiting places of historical interest, exploring artefacts or experiencing the past through stories.
- Children are equipped with the skills they need to ask questions, encouraged to think critically, weigh evidence to develop their understanding of the past.
- Children are encouraged to consider the influence of the past on our lives today.
- Children will be introduced to the subject specific vocabulary that a historian would use.
- Children will use subject specific vocabulary to talk like a historian.
- Children will research, interpret and present like a historian.
Our topic based curriculum encourages links to Geography, Science and other subject areas.