Our approach to History
Context behind curriculum delivery
At Hollymount Primary School, we aim to deliver high-quality history education that will help pupils gain an increasingly mature, informed perspective and understanding of Britain’s past and that of the wider world and how it connects to our modern world. Pupils become detectives, as they develop their independent interests and curiosities. We aim to build an awareness of significant events and individuals in global, British and local history and recognise how things have changed over time. History will support children to appreciate the complexity of people’s lives, the diversity of societies and the relationships between different groups. Studying history allows children to appreciate the many reasons why people may behave in the way they do, supporting children to develop empathy for others while providing an opportunity to learn from mankind’s past mistakes. Our history curriculum aims to support pupils in building their understanding of chronology in each year group, making connections over periods of time and developing a chronologically-secure knowledge of History.
History and Geography and taught in alternate half terms