As an historian our children will become detectives who investigate and ask questions about the past to understand how it has affected their lives today and tomorrow, make sense of their world developing a sense of identity. Children will learn to gather, analyse and interpret historical evidence from fully rounded sources of evidence. We use our children’s experiences, locality and cultural diversity to support our understanding of history.
- Develop an interest in the past and an appreciation of human achievements and aspirations
- Learn about major issues and events in the history of their own country and of the world and how those events may have influenced each other, developing a sense of time.
- Understand how the past is different from the present and that people of those times and places may have had different values and attitudes from ours.
- Understand the nature of historical evidence by emphasising history as a process of enquiry and by developing the range of skills required to interpret primary and secondary source materials.
- Promote pupil’s spiritual, moral, social and cultural development by developing attitudes and values such as a respect for evidence and a toleration of a range of opinions, cultures and societies.
- Promote and develop pupil’s key skills of communication, application of number use of IT, working with others, problem solving, information gathering and evaluation.
At Muschamp our aim is to make History practical, thought-provoking and accessible to all pupils. Learning about the past should stimulate curiosity and questioning, and shape the children’s views, attitudes and values for the future. Our historians will also be able to think critically about how sources give us an insight about how people around the world used to live and how these interpretations may differ. Pupils will be taught to make links between these areas of learning, with the aim of developing engaged, motivated and curious learners that can reflect on the process of change over time and significant developments.
Our carefully planned history curriculum is shaped around the substantive concepts of trade and exploration, society and power, settlement and culture and invention and technology. Children are consistently given the opportunity to review prior learning and make meaningful links. We aim to equip the children with the skills they need to become independent learners and thinkers. Key enquiry questions, which underpins each lesson, enables children to, think critically, debate evidence and develop perspective and judgement of historical events. Involvement in workshops and visits to historical sites and museums, help our children to gain further knowledge and understanding of what the past was like.
Children will be engaged in History lessons and be keen to share their learning with others, talking confidently about the skills and knowledge they have acquired, expressing well-balanced opinions, rooted in very good knowledge and understanding . Their work will show that a range of topics is being covered, cross-curricular links are made where possible, and a wide variety of skills are being taught.