Purpose of study


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.


                                                          The National Curriculum in England: Key stages One and Two framework document, 2013, pg 188.



Essential Learning Objectives


At Hurst Green Primary School we aim to develop six essential learning objectives through the progressive teaching of historical knowledge and skills.


These are:


  • To build an understanding of people, places, events and changes in world history.
  • To develop an understanding of our locality in a historical context.
  • To understand chronology and how it is represented.
  • To investigate and interpret the past using a range of historical enquiry skills.
  • To investigate and interpret a range of sources of historical evidence.
  • To communicate historical understanding effectively.




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