History

 

At Whitehall Park School we aim to stimulate children’s love and curiosity to allow them to develop a coherent chronological understanding of Britain’s past and the wider world.  Throughout the primary curriculum, we teach children a deep understanding of chronology and the impact of different time periods on our society today.

Following the national curriculum, our History learning takes us from the Benin Empire, to the Stone Age, the the Romans, the Victorians and beyond.

History helps pupils to understand the complexity of people’s lives through the achievements of significant individuals, civilisations and empires. Children learn about the process of change, the diversity of societies and relationships between different groups, s well as their own identity and the challenges of their time. The teaching of history lessons will be geared towards answering ‘The Big Question’.

Through teaching History, we promote our children to ask perceptive questions, think critically, weigh evidence, sift arguments and develop perspective and judgement in order to develop the skills of enquiry, analysis, interpretation and problem solving.