At Holywell, we encourage all pupils to develop a deep curiosity about the history of the world around them, how events and people have shaped the way we live our lives and how history will shape our future. History helps children to understand the process of change, the diversity of societies as well as understanding their own identity and the challenges of our time.
We have structured our History curriculum so it is coherent and sequenced to enable pupils to build knowledge over time. Our subject topics are built around themes to enable children to study more than one time period in chronological order, building knowledge through key knowledge categories and concepts:
This enables children to develop a greater depth of understanding of how the world around us has changed over time and to draw comparisons between different historical periods as opposed to viewing them as a discrete topic.
History allows our children to compare and contrast, to examine how and why things have changed, to learn about historical characters and expand their research skills. We teach children to be open minded and enquiring thinkers who understand cause and effect. We want them to understand how people have lived in the past and compare this to modern life. We encourage first hand experiences through handling real artefacts and wherever possible arranging field work visits to relevant sites of historical interest in the region or bringing in specialists for in-school workshops.
Pupils develop an understanding of how subjects and specific skills are linked to future jobs.
Here are some of the jobs pupils could aspire to do in the future as a Historian: