Intent statement for history
At Cheriton Primary School, we are HISTORIANS! Our children will love learning about history. We want them to have no limits to what their ambitions are and grow up wanting to be archivists, museum curators, archaeologists or research analysts. Our aim is that, through the teaching of history, we stimulate all children’s interest and understanding about the life of people who lived in the past. We teach children a sense of chronology, in order to develop a sense of identity and a cultural understanding based on their historical heritage. We aim to make all children aware of the actions of important people in history and enable children to know about significant events in British history as well as our local history, whilst appreciating how things have changed over time. History will also ensure our children understand how Britain developed as a society, contributing to their understanding of their country of residence. Furthermore, our children will learn about aspects of local, British and Ancient history. This wider awareness leads to the children having some knowledge of historical development in the wider world. We believe that by allowing the children to understand the importance and enjoyment of history through different opportunities, they will become enthused learners in history. In history at our school, we will also give children opportunities to develop their skills of enquiry, investigation and analysis.
A people without the knowledge of their past history, origin and culture is like a tree without roots.