Our history curriculum aims to inspire our pupils’ curiosity to know more about the past. History helps pupils to understand the process of change, the diversity of societies, as well as their own identity and the challenges of their time.
It is built upon the following principles:
· History is about understanding how people’s lives have shaped our nation.
· It is about knowing and understanding significant aspects of history from within living memory and beyond.
· History is about asking perceptive questions and thinking critically.
· Historical enquiry will help children to understand past events
· It will aim to help children gain a historical perspective by placing their growing knowledge into different contexts: understanding the connections between local, regional, national and international history; between cultural, economic,military, political, religious and National Change.
At Manor Field Infant School the history curriculum uses the children’s own lives and environment to make them aware of the passage of time. It will encourage the children to gain a coherent knowledge and understanding of Britain’s past and that of the wider world. The history curriculum will equip the children to ask perceptive questions, think critically, weigh evidence, sift arguments, and develop perspective and judgment.
'All About Us' by Year 1.
In the Autumn term, Year 1 looked at old photos of themselves and put them in the correct order from newborn up to school age. We really enjoyed looking back at old pictures of ourselves and seeing how we had changed over time!
'Welcome Aboard' by Year 2.
Year 2 learnt about the historical events of the Titanic in their 'Welcome Aboard' project. They learnt about significant passengers and crew, events leading up to the Titanic and lots more interesting facts! The children have even had the opportunity to use to board the famous ship with their tickets, as well as look at some historical artefacts.