At Telferscot, our curriculum is organised into five skills strands: historical interpretation, historical investigation, chronological understanding, knowledge and understanding of events, people and changes in the past, and presenting, organising and communicating. These key skills are taught across year groups, through thematic study, so that children can make links in their learning, recalling and applying their skills and knowledge in a range of contexts. Teachers also aim to ensure the progression of these skills by building on the children’s prior skills and knowledge, taught from previous year groups. In following our History Curriculum, children will be prepared to ask perceptive questions, with a strong understanding of the society in which they live and that of the wider world and their position within it. At Telferscot Primary School, the History curriculum supports children to know about and understand the past in Britain and the wider world, and how this influences Britain today and has shaped British Values.
The aim is that through History, children learn to be curious, think critically, weigh evidence and sift arguments. As a school, we offer educational visits, as well as fieldwork in the local area, to enrich historical knowledge and make learning meaningful.