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What do we want for our children in History and why is it important?

The intention behind the teaching of History at Zetland Primary School is to foster curiosity and enthusiasm for knowledge about the past.  We want to build confidence to allow our children to ask and answer questions to allow them to learn more about Britain’s past and also history of the wider world.  Children will be encouraged to bring their own experiences and opinions into the topic and draw links and comparisons between the known and the unknown.  Focus enquiry questions shared by teachers and pupils will help to guide and personalise different topics to ensure that the content remains exciting and motivating for the pupils.  Our curriculum is carefully considered so that it flows effectively through school, with strong links to local history. We visit local historical sites such as Kirkleatham Musuem, The Lifeboat Museum, Beamish and The Ironstone Museum.  We teach children the sense of chronology and refer to different events in relation to each other so children can see the links explicitly. The children learn to value their own and other people’s cultures in modern multicultural Britain. By doing so they consider how people lived in the past and they are better able to make their own life choices today. In our school, History makes a significant contribution to their understanding of British values by teaching about how Britain developed as a democratic society. We teach children to understand how events in the past have influenced our lives today; we also teach them to investigate these past events and, by so doing, to develop the skills of enquiry, analysis, interpretation and problem solving.

What does History look like at Zetland Primary School?

Progression of History Skills from EYFS to Year 6

What are we learning in school?

Please click on the links below to find out what your child will be learning in each year group. 

Year 1
Year 2
Year 3
Year 4
Year 5
Year 6 

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