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A high-quality History curriculum should inspire pupils’ curiosity to know more about the past. History helps pupils to understand the complexity of people’s lives, the process of change, the diversity of societies and relationships between different groups. It also helps children gain a sense of their own identity within a social, political, cultural and economic background. Teaching should equip pupils to ask perceptive questions, think critically, weigh evidence, sift arguments, and develop perspective and judgement.

History at Lark Hill

At Lark Hill, the History curriculum has been carefully sequenced so that as pupils progress, they gain a coherent knowledge and understanding about the history of Britain and how it has influenced and been influenced by the wider world. Through an understanding of and experience of using the methods of historical enquiry, we want the children to become critical thinkers, learn lessons from the past and gain lifelong analytical skills. 

Each year three History units are taught. Each unit has been rigorously planned following the National Curriculum objectives for History to allow pupils to revisit and consolidate prior knowledge and understanding, whilst ensuring progression throughout the whole school. Our History curriculum is organised by five skills; Chronological Understanding, Knowledge & Understanding of the past, Historical Interpretation, Historical Enquiry and Organisation & Communication. A balance of objectives from each threshold are covered each term.