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History has always been held in high regard at Combs, with the school’s location having its own rich history. The History curriculum makes full use resources within the immediate and wider local area enabling children to develop a deep understanding of the rich history of their locality. We aim to provide the pupils with a high-quality history education that will help them gain a coherent knowledge and understanding of Britain’s past and that of the wider world. We will teach the pupils a sense of chronology, and through this, they will develop a sense of identity and a cultural understanding based on their historical heritage and will learn to value their own and other people’s cultures in modern multicultural Britain.
Topics are informed by the National Curriculum and are sensitive to children’s interests, as well as the context of the local area. The History curriculum is carefully planned and structured to ensure that current learning is linked to previous learning and that the school’s approaches are informed by current pedagogy. We have a range of fantastic resources through visitors and visits and our staff are incredibly enthusiastic about the teaching of history and this can be seen in the classroom.
Through the framework of the National Curriculum 2014, history aims to ensure that all pupils
-Develop an understanding of events over time and in a chronological structure
-Learn about the roles that individuals and events have played in shaping modern society
-Develop an ability to investigate and interpret different versions of past events
-Learn to study historical evidence and to ask and answer questions about the past
-Develop the ability to communicate historical knowledge and understanding using a variety of techniques
-Encourage children to understand other people, their beliefs, thoughts, values and experiences   -To develop an awareness of the world around them
-Develop an understanding of society and their place within it, so that they acquire a sense of their cultural heritage
-Develop a knowledge and understanding of historical development in the wider world

History Progression of Skills and Knowledge