At Whittlefield, we believe that an understanding of history and our position within British and world history, is vital for our children’s’ development. We aim for the children to develop a deep sense of chronology and time as well as an understanding of how people lived in the past. They should also have an awareness of life in different societies or cultures and a knowledge of how beliefs and cultures influenced people’s actions.
We will teach them to have an understanding of cause and effect such as how events in history have changed our lives or affected the way in which we live as well as an understanding of how historical events and people have influenced our lives today. We will enhance their awareness of significant events and people in British and world history and expand their knowledge of local, national and international historical events.
As the children at Whittlefield move through school, we will teach them the skills of enquiry, investigation, analysis, interpretation, evaluation and presentation. The impact and measure of this is to ensure that children at Whittlefield Primary School are equipped with historical skills and knowledge that will enable them to be ready for the curriculum at Key Stage 3 and for life as an adult in the wider world. We want the children to have thoroughly enjoyed learning about history, therefore encouraging them to undertake new life experiences now and in the future.