At King Street Primary School, it is our intent that teaching of History should provide a coherent knowledge and understanding of the history of the local area, Britain’s past and that of the wider world.
We aim to inspire children’s curiosity, encourage them to ask critical questions and enable them to have a better understanding of the society in which they live and that of the wider world, both past and present.
Lessons give children opportunities to ask perceptive questions, think critically, weigh evidence, sift arguments, and develop perspective and judgement. Through the teaching of History, we endeavour to teach children 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.
This will be facilitated not just through experiences in the classroom, but also with the use of primary and secondary sources, visitors, drama and educational visits.