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History

History Vision

Our children will gain a coherent knowledge and understanding of Britain’s past and the wider world, while developing an enthusiasm and a curiosity to know more about the past. Our children will be taught to be confident learners who ask perceptive questions, think critically, consider evidence, explore arguments and develop perceptive and judgement. All of which will help them to understand the complexity of people’s lives, the process of change, the diversity of societies and relationships between different groups, while still maintaining an understanding of their own identify and challenges of their time. Our children will also be given the chance to explore and examine in detail the achievements of each specific time period and how they have affected us.

Our History curriculum ensures all our pupils:

  • Know and understand history as a coherent and chronological narrative
  • Know specific achievements in each time period they study and how these have affected us today.
  • Know how people’s lives have shaped our nation
  • Know how Britain has influenced and been influenced by the wider world
  • Know and understand significant aspects of the history of the wider world, nature of ancient civilisations, expansion and dissolution of empires, characteristic features of past non-European societies and the achievements and foolishness of mankind
  • Know and use historical terms such as empire, civilisation, parliament and peasantry
  • Understand historical concepts such as continuity and change, cause and consequence, similarity, difference and significance.
  • Use historical concepts to make connections, draw contrasts, analyse trends, ask historically-valid questions and create their own accounts.
  • Understand the methods of historical enquiry, including the use of evidence and conflicting arguments and how they can be used to lead to conflicting interpretations
  • Gain knowledge across different contexts including Nantwich, Cheshire, United Kingdom and the wider world, ensuring connections are made.
  • Gain knowledge across different contexts including cultural, economic, military, political, religious and social history, ensuring connections are made.