At Cedars Primary School and Nursery we want our pupils to have a passion and curiosity for history. Our curriculum strives to ensure our pupils gain coherent knowledge and understanding of Britain’s past and that of the wider world. Historical periods are carefully planned and the skills and knowledge pupils require are clear and progressive. This enables pupils to build upon their prior learning and make links across the curriculum. They will gain a sense of their own identity within a social, political, cultural and economic background.
Our pupils learn to develop their enquiry and questioning skills. They learn to think critically about history by evaluating evidence from a variety of sources and communicate their views in a range of ways. They have the opportunity to reflect, debate and discuss significant people and events from the past to modern life. Our pupils will develop an understanding that people can interpret the past in different ways. Pupils will from conclusion about how life has changed over time and influenced the wider world they live in.
We aim to bring life to our curriculum by providing first hand experiences with role play, class visits, workshops and visiting experts. At Cedars Primary School and Nursery, history is taught as a discrete subject with relevant links made to others areas of the curriculum. It is taught in mixed-ages over a two year cycle.