Our History curriculum is designed to ignite children’s curiosity about the past. The teaching of history in our school is intended to equip pupils to ask questions about the past, analyse evidence, think critically, appreciate different perspectives, develop informed judgements and think like historians. Throughout their time in Calder Primary, pupils gain a coherent knowledge and understanding of Britain’s past and that of the wider world

Our History curriculum covers the skills outlined in the National Curriculum and beyond through broad, challenging and inspiring themes. Progression is planned in knowledge, skills and vocabulary so that pupils by the end of Year 6 have the cultural capital to be successful in History in Key Stage 3 and beyond.  Children are given a wide variety of experiences both in the classroom and out. We encourage school visits and visitors into school to enable the children to gain first hand experiences to support their learning.

Pupils are encouraged to think like historians and develop their skills including historical enquiry. Learning is also planned to develop children’s other historical skills such as understanding of chronology, interpretations of evidence, changes within a time and across time periods and cause and consequence.