What are we aiming for?
At Yardley Primary School we provide a high-quality history education which fosters our pupil’s curiosity about the past in Britain and the wider world, whilst fulfilling the aims of the National Curriculum. Through the teaching of history, pupils will understand how and why local, national and global communities have developed over time and this in turn will prepare them to live and work in the contemporary world. We recognise that 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. Our curriculum provides key learning experiences that extend beyond the classroom, empowering pupils to question and explore all of the opportunities that they are entitled to.
How do we achieve this?
Our history curriculum is delivered through different themed topics taught throughout the year. Each topic has been designed to cover a different historical concept and allow pupils to build upon their prior knowledge. We use the Historical Association to support our teaching and curriculum design.
History in the early years
In EYFS, history is taught through the specific area of learning and development; Understanding the world. This is delivered through exploration and child-initiated play.