HISTORY

Our History curriculum at Weston Lullingfields aims to ensure that all pupils: know and understand the history of the United Kingdom as a coherent, chronological narrative, from the earliest times to the present day.

Through the study of people such as Florence Nightingale, Christopher Columbus, Queen Victoria and Tim Peak we want our children to understand how people’s lives have shaped this nation and how Britain has influenced and been influenced by the wider world.

Our local studies of The Battle of Shrewsbury and the industrial revolution in Iron Bridge helps our children gain a historical perspective by placing their growing knowledge into local contexts and builds connections between local, regional, national and international history; between cultural, economic, military, political, religious and social history; and between short- and long-term timescales.

Our children learn about significant aspects of the history of the wider world such as the nature of ancient civilisations through the study of ancient Greece. They develop an understanding of expansion and dissolution of empires by studying the Romans and the Vikings. We teach characteristic features of past non-European societies through a study of Mayan civilisation.

The children learn about achievements and follies of mankind through learning about the first space flight.

The study of the Anglo Saxons the Great Fire of London and World War 2 evacuees teaches our children historical concepts such as continuity and change, cause and consequence, similarity, difference and significance. Our topic approach helps children to make connections, draw contrasts, analyse trends, frame historically-valid questions and create their own structured accounts, including written narratives and analyses.

We want our children to understand the methods of historical enquiry, including how evidence is used rigorously to make historical claims, and discern how and why contrasting arguments and interpretations of the past have been constructed.

We want to inspire our children to continue to explore the past and it’s significance in our present and our future.

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