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Naphill and Walters Ash School
History is about putting pieces of the past together to understand who we are today and how the world works. At Naphill and Walters Ash School, through the study of History, we aim to foster a curiosity about the world and how things have come to be as they are today. We encourage children to develop a context for their growing sense of identity and a chronological framework for their knowledge of significant events and people.
Our history curriculum promotes curiosity and a love for learning about the past. Through an enquiry-based approach, children are encouraged to ask and explore historically valid questions and report their findings by drawing on skills from across the curriculum. Alongside the development of substantive knowledge, children will develop their disciplinary skills as they learn the fundamental elements of what it is to be a historian. We explore the fundamental themes of power and immigration through history. Pupils will learn that our knowledge of history is constructed from evidence obtained from a range of sources and that these sources can be subject to different interpretations.
Children will leave Naphill and Walters Ash School, being knowledgeable about key people, events and time periods from the past and will weave these together to form informed, overarching historical narratives. This enables our children to learn to value their own and other people’s cultures in modern multicultural Britain.
Each epoch is underpinned by rich, substantive knowledge and ambitious vocabulary, whilst also ensuring children are developing their disciplinary skills through museum visits, handling artefacts and engaging in carefully planned fieldwork. We teach our children to understand how events in the past have influenced and shaped our lives today; we also teach them to investigate these past events and by doing so, develop skills in the following areas of history:
On leaving Naphill and Walters Ash School pupils will:
Our aim is to develop citizens of tomorrow, who will leave primary education possessing an innate sense of empathy and accountability towards our world and its citizens.