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Our curriculum has been designed to cover the knowledge and skills as outlined in the National Curriculum. We ensure learners can make connections within their learning and contrast a range of different time periods, events and locations.

We plan opportunities to analyse trends and to ask historically valid questions.

The children explore through in class experiences, field work, visitors and high quality sources including texts, images, maps and data. Our children are taught how to explore, dissect and evaluate these resources.

Units of work explore the causes and consequences of key events historically and geographically, the continuity and change within and across time periods and locations, how locations and time periods are similar and different and the significance and impact of people, places and events.

We want all our children to develop a global understanding that goes beyond the surface. This includes exploring the impact of important civilisations on British history and Britain in the present day. We investigate how Britain is connected to other countries economically and culturally, and we aim to develop an understanding of the process of change and the relationships between different groups of people.

We want our children to build an understanding and interest in the world and its people. We want them to ask perceptive questions about the world and challenge ideas presented to them. Our learners will be curious and engaged with their environment. We want them to be confident at expressing their view points and to have the ability to discuss an idea articulately using their own evidence. They will think critically, weigh evidence, sift arguments, and develop perspective and judgement.

We aim to explore and promote the fundamental British Values of democracy, rule of law, individual liberty, mutual respect and tolerance through the exploration of how the past has shaped our island and our experiences as well as that of other cultures. We investigate the lives of others in different countries and how our country works with others and we promote diversity through the design of our curriculum by exploring the experiences of different genders, races, religions and social classes.