At Laleham C of E Primary School, we aim for a high quality history curriculum which should inspire in pupils a curiosity and fascination about the Britain’s past and that of the wider world. Our teaching equips pupils with knowledge about the history of Britain and how it has influenced and been influenced by the wider world; know and understand about significant aspects of the history of the wider world like ancient civilisations and empires; changes in living memory and beyond living memory; learn about the lives of significant people of the past; understand the methods of historical enquiry and be able to ask and answer questions. We want children to enjoy and love learning about history by gaining this knowledge and skills, not just through experiences in the classroom, but also with the use of fieldwork and educational visits
At Laleham C of E Primary School we teach an enquiry based history curriculum that provides a means for children to gain the skills and knowledge to become confident historians. Using a range of primary and secondary historical sources and artefacts, children are taught that history is created from the evidence that remains and that the story of the past is told differently by different groups of people. Children learn to make judgements about the accuracy and reliability of the evidence, handling contradictions and understanding why these occur.
Through a carefully planned curriculum, children experience a wide range of topics including specific events such as The Great Fire of London, turning points in British history such as World War II and civilisations such as the Anglo Saxons, Vikings, Romans and Tudors.