Marcus Garvey: “A people without a knowledge of its past history, origin and culture, is like a tree without roots.”

In History at Staverton, we develop children’s understand and experience of both local and international history, sparking their curiosity about the wider world and allowing them to construct narratives to interpret the world.

What history looks like at Staverton

  • Pupils gain a coherent knowledge of Britain’s past, contextualised in an understanding of the wider world and develop the skills required to investigate and draw conclusions about historical periods or events. 
  • History is firmly embedded within cross-curricular learning; in both Key Stage 1 and 2 history topics are drawn from whole class texts that children study within their English curriculum. For example, Year 5/6 study the World War 2 and read Letters from the Lighthouse by Emma Carroll.
  • A variety of workshops and visits take place such as themed History days and trips to the SS Great Britain, Victorian School and Bovington Tank Museum.
  • Pupils understand how historical events have shaped their lives, and think about the impact of the past upon the present and how this impacts the community that we live in. School assemblies are used to celebrate and remember significant historical events and anniversaries. 

We are experts in history because:

  • We understand the chronology of different time periods, both in the United Kingdom and internationally. 
  • We use primary and secondary sources to develop an understanding of an event or time period. We learn how to be critical of historical evidence and to compare sources for corroboration. 
  • We understand historical concepts such as continuity and change, cause and consequence, similarity, difference and significance. 
  • We communicate historical information in a variety of ways, including artefacts, double-page spread, presentations and writing at length. 
  • We learn and are able to use historical vocabulary in appropriate contexts

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