A Warmingham Historian
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Let Your Light Shine ~ Matthew 5:16
Why is History Important?
History fires pupils’ curiosity about the past in Britain and the wider world. Pupils consider how the past influences the present, what past societies were like, how these societies organised their politics, and what beliefs and cultures influenced people’s actions. As they do this, pupils develop a chronological framework for their knowledge of significant events and people. They see the diversity of human experience, and understand more about themselves as individuals and members of society. What they learn can influence their decisions about personal choices, attitudes and values.
In history, pupils find evidence, weigh it up and reach their own conclusions. To do this they need to be able to research, sift through evidence, and argue for their point of view – skills that are prized in adult life.
RCSATs Vision for History - On completion of the History curriculum our pupils will have developed:
- A good knowledge and understanding of people and events from a range of historical
- The ability to think carefully about history and communicate their ideas to an
- The ability to use historical sources and evidence and make use of it to support their
- The ability to reflect upon, discuss and evaluate the past.
- An enthusiasm for history which develops their sense of curiosity about the
- An ability to recognise the impact of history on today and consider how we can learn from
History at Warmingham
The aim of history teaching at Warmingham C of E Primary School is to stimulate the children’s interest and understanding about the life of people who lived in the past, and develop an understanding of this impacts our lives now.
We teach children a sense of chronology, and through this they develop a sense of identity, and a cultural understanding based on their historical heritage. They learn to value their own and other people’s cultures in modern multicultural Britain and, by considering how people lived in the past, they are better able to make their own life choices today. In our school history makes a significant contribution to citizenship education by teaching about how Britain developed as a democratic society. We teach children to understand how events in the past have influenced our lives today; we also teach them to investigate these past events and, by so doing, to develop the skills of enquiry, analysis, interpretation and problem-solving.
The children learn that the past is represented in different ways and how to find out about the past from an appropriate range of sources of information. The children are encouraged to ask and answer questions, and to organize and communicate their feelings in a variety of ways.