At Little Sutton Church of England Primary School the principal aim of History is to explore and think critically about the facts and opinions of people and events to gain a sound understanding of how historical events and significant figures have shaped the modern world. In addition, to understand the importance and impact Britain has played throughout these changes in time.
In line with the National Curriculum History Programme of Study, Little Sutton Church of England Primary School aims to ensure that all pupils:
- understand the history of the United Kingdom as a coherent, chronological narrative, from the earliest times to the present day: how people’s lives have shaped this nation and how Britain has influenced and been influenced by the wider world.
• understand significant aspects of the history of the wider world: the nature of ancient civilisations; the expansion and dissolution of empires; characteristic features of past non-European societies; achievements and follies of mankind.
• understand the role significant people played in history and how they impacted the future society: Florence Nightingale, Sir Edmund Hillary, Neil Armstrong, and Boudicca.
• gain and deploy a historically grounded understanding of abstract terms such as ‘empire’, ‘civilisation’ and ‘parliament’.
• understand historical concepts such as continuity and change, cause and consequence, similarity, difference and significance, and use them to make connections, draw contrasts, analyse trends, frame historically-valid questions and create their own structured accounts, including written narratives and analyses.
• understand the methods of historical enquiry, including how evidence is used rigorously to make historical claims, and discern how and why contrasting arguments and interpretations of the past have been constructed.
• gain historical perspective by placing their growing knowledge into different contexts, understanding the connections between local, regional, national and international history; between cultural, economic, military, political, religious and social history; and between short- and long-term timescales.
At Little Sutton Primary School, we are committed to providing our children with an exciting and positive learning environment, in which they have the opportunity to develop their knowledge and understanding of the history of their selves as well as the history of Britain and the wider world.
To the right, you can find our history statement, curriculum overview for history and progression of skills.