The aims of the History Curriculum at Inspire are:

  • To inspire children’s curiosity to know more about the past
  • To develop children’s knowledge and understanding of Britain’s past and that of the wider world
  • To develop children’s skills in thinking critically, evaluating evidence and developing perspective and judgement
  • To develop children’s understanding of historical concepts including similarity and difference, significance, cause and effect and historical enquiry.

Delivering of History lessons at Stockingford:

History knowledge and skills are taught within many of the themes in each phase, including in Themes such as School Days, Tomb Raiders and Greek Legacy.  Progression in skills is supported through a History Strand Tracker which identifies age-related expectations for key history skills:

  • Chronology
  • Enquiry & Interpretation
  • Comparison

Our History curriculum is brought to life further through role play activities, for example an afternoon in role as a WWII evacuee, interviewing people from the past, for example, a visit from ‘Captain Scott’, as well as visits and visitors, for example a visit to St John’s Museum.