A high-quality history education 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.
At Newtown we aim to help children know that this information comes from different sources for example, artefacts, books and photographs and that some of these are from the time and some written / drawn after. We aim to teach children that History is one big story, filled with important people who did many great things. By learning about some of those people and what they did, they can look at how those people shaped their present and their futures. They also need to know that there were key events and changes through time and begin to think about why they happened and which came earlier or later.
Our History teaching is predominantly covered in our Creative Learning topics and the content therefore changes each year according to the plan.