At Clarborough Primary School we believe that the study of local history, along with an understanding of aspects of British history and that of the wider world, provides opportunities for children to learn about our diverse, local and global community, which in turn helps them to develop the understanding and respect needed to be a good global citizen.
We aim to stimulate the children’s interest and understanding about the life of people who lived in the past in order to help them to understand how events in the past have influenced our lives today; we also teach the children to investigate these past events and, by doing so, develop their skills of enquiry, analysis, interpretation and problem solving.
We aim to teach History in a creative and cross-curricular way, which enables all children to achieve high standards and make good progress by building on their prior learning. At the same time, we aim to inspire our children’s curiosity to know more about the past, whilst developing a chronological framework for their knowledge of significant events and people.
We believe that children need to have fun, engage in exciting first-hand experiences and have a love of learning that will enable them to become motivated, successful and lifelong learners.
The Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum and the National Curriculum for History are used as the basis for our planning. Links are made to termly themes and other curriculum subjects where appropriate.
We ensure that there are opportunities for pupils of all abilities to develop their skills and knowledge in each topic and we plan progression across the year so that children are increasingly challenged as they move through the school.
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