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History Vision:

"To instil in the children, the knowledge and understanding of events, places and people in a variety of times and environments. Support children to develop an interest in the past and an appreciation of human achievements, aspirations and understand the values of our society and compare this to the values of others throughout history.  To develop a knowledge of chronology within which the children can organise their understanding of the past.  Children will understand the nature of evidence by emphasising the process of enquiry and by developing the range of skills required to interpret source materials. To distinguish between historical facts and the interpretation of those facts.  Children will learn about the major issues and events in the history of our own country and of the world. Events have a multiplicity of causes and that historical explanation is provisional, debatable and sometimes controversial."


We aim to foster a sense of awe and wonder about History. This will then inspire pupils to make sense of a complex and dynamically changing world and become global citizens. Studying History enables students to explore their own place in the world and builds on their own experiences to investigate places at all scales, from the personal to the global and including the past, present and future. With the support of the ReachOut Curriculum, we have our own intelligently sequenced, knowledge-rich curriculum, informed by the best research evidence available. Our curriculum is planned to ensure knowledge retention and is built to ensure it is coherent and progressive.

We have an exciting broad and balanced curriculum that enables children to dive into their learning.   History is taught  discreetly, to ensure subject integrity, but do-so offering lots of opportunities to learn key skills and knowledge, as well as having fun along the way through enriching purposeful experiences. Our curriculum mapping ensures that the knowledge and skills are progressive over time and that key themes of learning that children can hook their understanding onto are revisited and built upon.  


Bristol museum and art gallery

Year 3 really enjoyed their visit to Bristol Museum and Art Gallery.  They had a fantastic introduction to life in Ancient Greece through an interactive workshop. This involved artefact handling of real and replica objects, with one of the groups being led by an expert archaeologist from Bristol University!

During the visit, the children also had the opportunity to look around the rest of the museum and saw some fantastic exhibitions on Ancient Egypt, the natural world and rocks and fossils, which all link to the Science Year 3!