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Our intention is to provide a high-quality history education which will help pupils gain a coherent knowledge and understanding of Britain’s past and that of the wider world. It will inspire pupils’ curiosity to know more about the past. Teaching will equip pupils to ask perceptive questions, think critically, weigh evidence, sift arguments, and develop perspective and judgement. Our History curriculum will enable pupils to understand the complexity of people’s lives, the process of change, the diversity of societies and relationships between different groups, as well as their own identity and the challenges of their time.

Children will be taught to;

  • Know and understand the history of these islands as a coherent, chronological narrative, from the earliest times to the present day: how people’s lives have shaped this nation and how Britain has influenced and been influenced by the wider world
  • Know and understand significant aspects of the history of the wider world: the nature of ancient civilisations; the expansion and dissolution of empires; characteristic features of past non-European societies; achievements and follies of mankind
  • Gain and deploy a historically grounded understanding of abstract terms and concepts such as ‘empire’, ‘civilisation’, ‘continuity’ ‘change’ ‘similarity’ & difference’ and use them to make connections & draw contrasts,
  • Understand the methods of historical enquiry, including how evidence is used rigorously to make historical claims.
  • Gain historical perspective by placing their growing knowledge into different contexts.
File icon: pdf Nancledra History Overview October 2020 [pdf 755KB] Click to download