At Highlands our History curriculum is designed to ignite children’s curiosity about the past. We are determined that alongside historical knowledge there will be a high focus on the development of specific historical skills through our creative curriculum approach. We intend to equip pupils to ask questions about the past, analyse evidence, think critically, appreciate different perspectives and develop informed judgements through knowledge.
History is taught through termly topics and is linked through the curriculum within all subjects. Children are given a wide variety of experiences both in the classroom and out. We encourage school visits and visitors into school to enable the children to gain first hand experiences to support their learning. Pupils are encouraged to think like historians and develop their skills including historical enquiry. There is a strong emphasis on developing children’s other skills such as understanding of chronology, interpretations of evidence, changes within a time and across time periods and cause and consequence. At Highlands we encourage all children to see themselves as incredible Historians.