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HISTORY

The 2014 National Curriculum for History aims to ensure that all children:

know and understand the history of these islands as a coherent, chronological narrative, from the earliest times to the present day: how people’s lives have shaped this nation and how Britain has influenced and been influenced by the wider world

know and understand significant aspects of the history of the wider world: the nature of ancient civilisations; the expansion and dissolution of empires; characteristic features of past non-European societies; achievements and follies of mankind

gain and deploy a historically grounded understanding of abstract terms such as ‘empire’, ‘civilisation’, ‘parliament’ and ‘peasantry’

 understand historical concepts such as continuity and change, cause and consequence, similarity, difference and significance, and use them to make connections, draw contrasts, analyse trends, frame historically valid questions and create their own structured accounts, including written narratives and analyses

understand the methods of historical enquiry, including how evidence is used rigorously to make historical claims, and discern how and why contrasting arguments and interpretations of the past have been constructed History – key stages 1 and 2

gain historical perspective by placing their growing knowledge into different contexts, understanding the connections between local, regional, national and international history; between cultural, economic, military, political, religious and social history; and between short- and long-term timescales.

 

INTENT

We intend for our children to develop an enquiring mind, which enables them to engage with, and recall, significant Historical events. Through the development of knowledge around sources, cause & consequence and their own questioning of others’ ethical decisions throughout History, children will become empathetic individuals.

 

IMPLEMENTATION 

Children explore History through a wide range of topics and hands-on opportunities.  This exploration is implemented with a range of sources, media, visits, workshops and virtual experiences that enhance the development of knowledge.  Our curriculum is planned as such that it provides our children with regular opportunities to revise and revisit their Historical learning. They present their knowledge in a variety of ways, both teacher and child-led.

 

IMPACT 

Children of MBHT leave school as empathetic individuals with the knowledge and understanding of the impact of significant historical events that have influenced us in our community, in Britain and in the wider world today.  Children are respectful of the past cultural journeys of people and societies in our world. This is then a platform for children to explore their future with a well-informed knowledgeable understanding of the past.

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