History at The Grove

History is an inspiring and exciting subject that should open a window of curiosity in children. At The Grove, we strive to open the window and to nurture curiosity in children that leaves them wanting to find out more about the past.

The National Curriculum for Primary History says that “A high-quality history education will help pupils gain a coherent knowledge and understanding of Britain’s past and that of the wider world. It should inspire pupils’ curiosity to know more about the past.”

At The Grove we aim for the children to:

  • Be able to ask and answer perceptive questions based on their own interests in the different historical topics that are covered
  • Develop the skills of historical research, using and exploring different sources of information.
  • Develop and understanding about the passing of time and to then be able to put historical periods and major events in chronological order.
  • Develop an understanding of their own lives, and how their lives are different from those people that have lived in the past.

Above all, we aim to foster an interest, in children, in the lives of those people that have lived in the past, and we aim for children to be inspired about the different historical topics that are covered across both key stages.

Across both key stages, History is taught in single age year groups. We teach through a topic based approach where History is incorporated into other subjects to give pupils a wide context for learning. The time allocated for History is planned out on our curriculum maps and this usually consists of one historical topic per term.