History Curriculum Statement
At Longfield, we believe that history should provide memorable, engaging experiences that stimulate a curiosity about the past. To do this, we use ‘WOW days’ that hook the children into their topic and prompt worthwhile discussion. Class texts are often set in the historical period studied, enabling children to learn holistically, making links between subjects. To provide a relatable context, we use the theme of childhood across the history curriculum; this facilitates connections between periods studied, and comparisons to their own experiences. They will develop a sense of identity through historical enquiry into the local area, and a curriculum that is adapted to our community. As they progress, children are encouraged to think critically, while considering different perspectives and developing an understanding of the complexity of the past, and its influence on the present. Through developing the skills needed to interrogate historical sources successfully, we hope to encourage children to use these skills to question the world around them and become lifelong learners.