History

History plays an important part in our curriculum at Bishop Martin and we value the rich local history that surrounds our school and the local area.

Following the aims of the Inspire curriculum, our ambition for the history curriculum is to develop children's curiostiy about life in the past. Children will be taught to ask perceptive quesitons, think critically, weigh evidence, sift arguments and present their thoughts logically.

The aim is to introduce key knowledge, concepts and significant individuals to our children in Key Stage 1, before building on this and expanding into Key Stage 2. The continued development of children's understanding of chronology and key historical concepts builds through the sequence of knowledge taught through topics from Year 3 to 6.

Throughout the curriculum, knowledge is built on and developed from the history of Britain and the wider world, Ancient civilisations and how the lives of significant figures have shaped the world we live in.

Here are some helpful links you can access at home for free!

BBC History - a wealth of information, pictures and videos with links to a host of interesting time periods.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/forkids/

 

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