At Martinshaw Primary School the history curriculum is designed to fulfil the requirements of the National Curriculum for history. Our intent is to offer a high-quality history education which will help pupils gain a coherent knowledge and understanding of Britain’s past and that of the wider world. Through our history teaching we inspire pupils’ curiosity to know more about the past. Our 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 teaching them about their own identity and the challenges of their time.
As pupils progress through the school, their historical knowledge grows and helps them to deepen their understanding of chronology, significant events, concepts and perceptions.
The historical skills that we equip the children with are progressive, as well as transferable, for their time at Martinshaw and also to their further education and beyond.