Our intent is that children at Straits Primary School will receive a high quality history curriculum which will ignite their curiosity to find out about the past of Britain and the wider world.
Through finding out about how and why the world, our country, culture and local community have developed over time, children understand how the past influences the present. History enables children to develop a context for their growing sense of identity and a chronological framework for their knowledge of significant events and people. They should understand the methods of historical enquiry and be able to ask and answer questions about the past.
We follow the National Curriculum for History.
A high-quality history education will help pupils gain a coherent knowledge and understanding of Britain’s past and that of the wider world. It should inspire pupils’ curiosity to know more about the past. Teaching should equip pupils to ask perceptive questions, think critically, weigh 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.
Year 3 recently furthered their understanding of life in the Stone Age through a visit to Kingswood Outdoor Centre. Whilst there, the children discovered what it was like to cook food on a campfire, they explored tools used within the time period, and they also worked collaboratively to build a shelter using natural resources. They had a great time deepening their knowledge and understanding- well done, Year 3! Take a look at some of the activities they experienced
The children in Year 5 recently created a class book to showcase what they have been learning about in their history lessons. Through investigating what life was like during these times, the children have gained a deeper understanding of topics such as: why the war started and who was involved, evacuation, women's roles in the war, propaganda posters, plus much more! The children demonstrated excellent collaboration skills whilst creating the information book, which was our P2F for the half term. Keep it up, Year 5!