History at Stockton Wood should and is dynamic, stimulating and most of all fun to learn. We strive to make it open-minded so it can never be used to devalue another group of people who are different in some way. History is a tool to aid the children to see where they and their society came from and to help them not repeat the same mistakes as their ancestors. Used correctly the children can make a better world through what they have learned.
They will understand they and their family are part of a larger community.
Key Stage 1
Children will understand their place in history, how events of the past has and is affecting them now. They will study people of interest from before living memory and will explore what ways they influenced how we live now. They will begin to understand that what we do now affects what will come.
Key stage 2
They will compare cultures from different eras and note how things changed and why. They will explore cause and effect. They will recognize that history is not always told accurately and there are many accounts. They will recognize the difference between primary and secondary sources and be able to look for reliable sources of information.
We celebrate historical moments in time. Showing the children History is being made in their lifetime it is not just a thing of the past.
See Stockton Wood’s History Curriculum Progression by clicking here