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, enquire, weigh evidence, sift arguments, and develop perspective and judgement. History enquiry 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 and chronology. 

Our curriculum will: 

  •    inspire children to learn about themselves and their place in the global community 
  •    aspire to be challenging, relevant and meaningful 
  •    achieve the best outcome for every child

Our aim is for all children to leave Westbury Leigh Primary School with a lifelong love of History through developing historical enquiry, accessing a range of quality first materials and sources of information such as photos, artifacts, internet to give access to newspaper articles and resources to enable children to understand the local and global community. This will develop a high level of skill by attaining age related or above age-related expectations.  

Intent: We aim to develop and support every child in achieving their best by building on their prior knowledge, inspiring their learning by linking this to the best things in their locality and world, to enable them to be aspirational in wanting the best for the future - seeing themselves as part of shaping this by learning from the past. 

Implementation: We will ensure all staff understand the context for the learning and the disciplines within History so that learning takes place in a meaningful context and ensuring it is revisited frequently so all children, no matter their starting point or background, make consistently good progress.  History topics are implemented so that chronological concepts can be built on patterns in history developed. 

Impact: We will regularly review and evaluate the learning that is taking place through a clear understanding of age-related expectations and what this looks like first hand, in books and through learning outcomes; we will seek to ensure there is rich knowledge that enables generalisations and makes connections.  We want children to have a strong sense of chronology and be able to see from a range of sources how cause and effect links within a historical context.  Our vision is to enable children not to want more but to be more.

RRS Article 28 - You have the right to a good quality education. You should be encouraged to go to school to the highest level you can.