The fundamental objectives of the History curriculum taught here at Clatford Primary School are based on a profound belief in the importance of history both as an academic discipline within the school curriculum, and as an important foundation stone for developing a love of learning about our past, for all children, both contemporary and ancient.
The specific aims of the History at Clatford Primary School are threefold. Firstly, children should view history as a fun and interesting subject. All teachers love and value the study of the past, and we want children to match this passion, generating an interest in the past that will remain with them for life. Secondly, we wish to communicate knowledge and understanding of the past, both within the United Kingdom and of the wider world. Children should have an understanding of how the world we live in has been shaped by the past. Finally, it is our aim that children continuously develop life skills such as thinking, evaluating, analysing, empathising and communicating; there are very few jobs that do not require these skills. We use our learning friends to help children understand how to learn and we use ‘big questions; key concepts, P4C techniques as a vehicle to improve metacognition, curiosity and enquiry skills.