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HISTORY POLICY

 

St Saviour’s Statement

At St Saviour’s Church of England Primary School we appreciate that the personal, spiritual, moral, social and cultural development of children plays a significant role in their ability to learn and achieve. We therefore aim to provide an education that provides pupils with opportunities to explore and develop their own sense of values and beliefs, spiritual awareness, high standards of personal behaviour, a positive, caring attitude towards other people, an understanding of their social and cultural traditions and an appreciation of the diversity and richness of other cultures.

 

 

Aims and Objectives

The aim of History teaching at Primary School is to stimulate the children’s interest and understanding about the life of people. We help pupils gain knowledge and understanding of Britain’s past and that of the wider world. We teach children a sense of chronology, and through this chronology they develop a sense of identity and a cultural understanding based on their historical heritage. Thus they learn to value their own and other people’s cultures in modern multicultural Britain. By considering how people lived in the past, they are better able to make their own life choices today. In our school, History makes a significant contribution to citizenship education by teaching children 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 doing so, to develop the skills of enquiry, analysis, interpretation and problem solving.

 

 

The objectives of teaching History are:

 

  • To foster an interest in the past and to develop an understanding that enables children to enjoy all that History has to offer;

  • To enable children to know about significant events in British history,and to appreciate how things have changed overtime;

  • To develop a sense ofchronology;

  • To know and understand how the British system of democratic government has developed and in doing so to contribute to a child’s citizenship education;

  • To understand how Britain is part of a wider European culture, and to study some aspects of European history;

  • To have some knowledge and understanding of historical development in the wider world;

  • To help children understand society and their place in it so that they develop a sense of their cultural heritage;

  • To develop in children the skills of enquiry, investigation,analysis, evaluation and presentation and local area.

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