“History is a living subject and one that prepares children for the future by helping them analyse the past.”
A high-quality history education will help pupils gain a coherent knowledge and understanding of Britain’s past and that of the wider world. It should inspire pupils’ curiosity to know more about the past. Teaching should equip pupils to ask perceptive questions, think critically, weigh evidence, sift arguments, and develop perspective and judgement. History helps pupils to understand the complexity of people’s lives, the process of change, the diversity of societies and relationships between different groups, as well as their own identity and the challenges of their time.
We want our pupils to develop a lifelong love of history that will shape their future lives by providing knowledge that will help make connections with others, encourage them to explore new places and to help shape career paths.
Our intent at Fairfield Road is to offer a rich history curriculum that allows children to:
• Understand consequence in order to make responsible choices and decisions.
• Empathise with others from different perspectives.
• Be proud of individuality and stand up for what is right.
• Treat one anther equally.
• Develop curiosity to inspire further reading and research.