History

Lead teacher - Mrs Headley

The teaching of history at Sharnbrook Primary help the children to have a coherent knowledge of Britain’s past and that of the wider world. It should create learners that are curious about the past, ask perceptive questions, weight evidence, sift arguments and develop perspective and judgement. History helps pupils to understand the complexity of people’s lives, the process of change, the diversity of societies and relationships between different groups, as well as their own identity and the challenges of their time.

In History, children develop an awareness of the past and the ways in which it is similar to and different from the present. They learn simple subject specific vocabulary relating to the passing of time. Children also develop an understanding of the key features of a range of different events (both within and beyond living memory) and historical periods including studying the lives of significant individuals.

In Key Stage 2, children continue to develop a knowledge of chronology and their understanding of British, local and world history. Children begin to understand connections, contrasts and trends over time and they develop their use of historical terms.
Educational visits are planned to give children a first hand experience of visiting historical sites. Visitors and whole school history days are arranged so that deeper learning can take place.

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