At Winterbourne Earls, we believe that the teaching of History will help pupils to gain a coherent knowledge and understanding of Britain’s past and its chronology, as well as that of the wider world. We will to inspire pupils’ curiosity about the past and encourage them to ask historical questions to find out more. Children will be able to think critically, weigh evidence, sift arguments and develop their own perspective and judgement on events and reflect on their impact. Through the teaching of History, children will gain an understanding of the process of change, the diversity of different societies and their relationships with each other. They will also appreciate the complexity of people’s lives as well as developing an understanding of their own identity and the challenges of their time.
Immersive historical concepts and knowledge are interwoven into cross curricular learning opportunities to enable children to respond to overarching enquiry questions.
Skills such as critical thinking, analyses of sources, consideration of similarities and differences, appreciation of cause and consequence and an understanding of continuity and change allow our children to construct a coherent knowledge and understanding of Britain’s past, and that of the wider world. Hands-on experiences and authentic outcomes spark our children’s curiosity and interest as they determine the significance of key historical periods, people and events and make links to the modern world.