The aim of history teaching at Warmingham CE Primary School is to stimulate children’s interest and understanding about the life of people who lived in the past and develop an understanding of how this impacts our lives now.
We teach children a sense of chronology to help develop a sense of identity and a cultural understanding based on historical heritage. Children learn to value their own and other people’s cultures in multicultural Britain and, by considering how people lived in the past, develop their understanding of life today. Children are taught to understand how past events influence our lives today and to investigate these events. By doing so, children develop their skills of enquiry, analysis, interpretation, problem solving and presentation.
Through history, children learn that the past is represented in different ways by different people or in different times. Children also learn how to investigate the past from a range of sources of information (both primary and secondary). The children are always encouraged to ask and answer questions and to communicate their opinions or findings in a variety of ways.
The objectives of teaching history in our school are:
- To foster an interest in the past and develop an understanding that enables them to enjoy learning about history
- To enable children to know about significant events in history and to appreciate how things change over time
- To develop a sense of chronology
- To understand how Britain is part of a wider European culture and to study some aspects of world history
- To develop knowledge and understanding of historical development in the wider world
- To help children understand society and their place within it so they may develop a sense of cultural heritage
- To develop children’s skills of enquiry, investigation, analysis, evaluation and presentation