Hadnall C of E Primary School

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    At Hadnall, our intent when teaching history is to stimulate the children’s curiosity in order for them to develop their knowledge, skills and understanding. We strive to teach historical enquiry so our pupils leave with a secure understanding of chronology; both within Britain and the wider world. Through the study of historical evidence and through exploring the local area, pupils will develop a deep understanding of the rich local history and culture all around them.

    Through progressive and sequenced lessons, pupils are taught about the significance of different historical periods, key historical figures and the historical influence of the present.  Pupils learn that history can influence their decisions about personal choices, attitudes and values.



    Our whole curriculum is shaped by our school vision which aims to enable all children, regardless of background, ability, additional needs, to flourish to become the very best version of themselves they can possibly be. We teach the National Curriculum and the EYFS Statutory Framework, supported by a clear skills and knowledge progression. This ensures that skills and knowledge are built on year-by-year and sequenced appropriately to maximise learning for all children. It is important that the children develop progressive skills of a historian throughout their time at Hadnall and do not just learn a series of facts about the past. In History, pupils at Hadnall, find evidence, weigh it up and reach their own conclusion. To do this successfully, as historians, they need to be able to research, interpret evidence, including primary and secondary sources, and have the necessary skills to argue for their point of view; skill that will help them in their adult life. 



    By the time the children at Hadnall leave our school they should have developed:  

    • a secure knowledge and understanding of people, events and contexts from the historical periods covered 
    • the ability to think critically about history and communicate confidently in styles appropriate to a range of audiences 
    • the ability to consistently support, evaluate and challenge their own and others’ views using detailed, appropriate and accurate historical evidence derived from a range of sources 
    • the ability to think, reflect, debate, discuss and evaluate the past, forming and refining questions and lines of enquiry
    • a passion for history and an enthusiastic engagement in learning, which develops their sense of curiosity about the past and their understanding of how and why people interpret the past in different ways 
    • a respect for historical evidence and the ability to make robust and critical use of it to support their explanations and judgements 
    • a desire to embrace challenging activities, including opportunities to undertake high-quality research across a range of history topics.