At Jolesfield CE Primary School we recognise the importance of History in everyday experience.  History is about real people and events from the past.  It fires children’s curiosity about the past in Britain and the wider world and gives them a sense of sequence, time and chronology.  History plays an important part in preparing our children for living and working in the contemporary world as well as giving them an interest in the subject for life.

At Jolesfield CE Primary School, together with the aims of the National Curriculum, our History teaching is underpinned by our School Values:

Respect – children consider what past societies were like and how past societies beliefs and cultures were organised.  This helps children begin to respect, value and understand other cultures.

Aspiration – Children learn to find evidence, weigh it up and reach their own conclusions.  These are important adult skills to develop and our children aspire to learn these at Jolesfield.

Independence – Through their studies of different historical events and themes, children begin to see the diversity of human experience and understand more about themselves and society.  This helps children become independent critical thinkers for life.

Skills for lifelong learning – By learning how to research, sift through evidence and argue for their point of view, children at Jolesfield develop skills for lifelong learning through their studies of History.

Environment and community – Learning about historical themes, patterns, events and individuals helps children develop a chronological framework from which they can begin to understand how their own environments and communities have formed and developed.  This will then help influence their decisions about personal choices, attitudes and values which are important for their environments and communities.

Please click below for more information about the History curriculum.

  • History Currciulum Overview
  • History Progression of skills and Knowledge
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