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 National Curriculum Purpose of Study 


A high-quality history education will help pupils gain a coherent knowledge and understanding of Britain’s past and that of the wider world. It should inspire pupils’ curiosity to know more about the past. Teaching should equip pupils to ask perceptive questions, think critically, weigh evidence, sift arguments, and develop perspective and judgement. History helps 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.


How is history taught at Colville?


At Colville Primary School we teach history regularly throughout the year. Students have a topic each term which is either mainly history focussed with elements of geography, or the reverse. In addition, our collective worship regularly features a history theme where we explore important events, people, inventions and discoveries. Pupils are routinely asked to engage with history from the perspective of the people who experienced it.  Delivered alongside a progressively chronological content map, students are able to make comparisons and judgements about people and beliefs in the past. This culminates in pupils at the end of Key Stage Two who can identify and explain how history has shaped the present.