At Hillary Primary School, our History curriculum engages and excites children’s curiosity and inquisitiveness to support the development of key historical knowledge and skills which include, chronological understanding, enquiry skills and critical thinking through the study of British and local history and other significant time periods and societies. Through teaching core historical skills we aim to give children the opportunity to ask perspective questions, weigh evidence, sift arguments, examine sources, and develop perspective and judgement, enabling them to become more articulate.
Quality first teaching will enable our children to gain cultural capital and have a greater appreciation of today’s world and their place within it. History on a world scale as well as a personal scale will build awareness of children’s own heritage and enable them to be aspirational about the role they can play in the future.
We believe all our children are unique, therefore, our history curriculum reflects the diversity of Hillary Primary School, enabling them to flourish and understand their place in the world. Teaching History in this way is important in broadening children’s horizons, challenging preconceived ideas and developing life skills in order to prepare them for high school and beyond so that they can thrive!