Our History curriculum aims to inspire our pupils' curiosity to know more about the past. History helps pupils to understand the process of change, diversity of societies, as well as their own identity and the challenges of their time.
It is built upon the following principles:
- History is understanding how people's lives have shaped our nation.
- History is knowing and understanding significant aspects of the history of the wider world.
- History is understanding abstract terms such as 'empire', 'civilisation', 'parliament' and 'peasantry'.
- History is understanding historical concepts and using them to make connections, contrasts, analyse trends, ask questions and create our own structured accounts.
- History is using evidence to discern how and why contrasting arguments and interpretations of the past have been constructed.
- History is placing our growing knowledge into different contexts to gain historical perspective: the connections between local, regional, national and international history; between cultural, economic, military, political, religious and social history and between short and long term timescales.
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 children to analyse evidence, ask perceptive questions, think critically, sift arguments, develop perspective and judgement and understand the process of change.