The History curriculum at Leigh Church of England Academy will ensure that all children leave our school well-equipped with a coherent understanding of their past at a local, national and worldwide scale. Children will have the opportunity to learn, apply and strengthen skills required in the investigation, interpretation and critical analysis of key events, people, societies and concepts within history.
We believe that History stimulates children’s interest and understanding of the lives of people who have lived in the past and how this will shape our future. Life is complex, but a fundamental understanding of the lives of people who have lived in the past, and how their decisions shaped the world our children inhabit today, allows them to see how they can change the world in the future – in keeping with our vision to create a curriculum where our children can see themselves in the world and ‘Aim Ever Higher.’
Through carefully selected and prepared learning, we shall build on children’s knowledge, ensuring that they leave us with a robust, coherent understating of Britain’s past and the wider world. They will learn the skills in order to become good historians, developing their ability to gather relevant information and questioning the validity, reliability and authenticity of sources.
History is a subject that lends itself to exploratory learning and therefore we strive to provide our children with an array of experiences, opportunities and excursions which, bring their learning to life; allowing them to use something tangible with which to learn, as well as using the idea of awe and wonder to hook them in!