History at Stocksbridge Junior School
At Stocksbridge Junior School, our History teaching helps our children gain a coherent knowledge and understanding of Britain’s past and that of the wider world. Topics are informed by the national curriculum and are sensitive to children’s interests, as well as the context of the local area.
We hope to inspire our children’s curiosity to know more about the past. As well as sharing events of chronological history, we encourage our children to ask perceptive questions, think critically, weigh evidence, sift arguments, and develop perspective and judgement. History helps children 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. It is important to us at Stocksbridge Junior School that our children learn to become global citizens who have an understanding of, respect for and an interest in different cultures, races and religions, and in turn, understanding the relationship between historical events and the lessons that we can all learn from them.
As our children move through school, our children will learn to ask perceptive questions, think critically, weigh evidence, sift arguments, and develop perspective and judgement. Outcomes in topic and literacy books, on their Seesaw journals, through POP tasks and regular quizzes, will evidence a broad and balanced history curriculum and demonstrate the children’s acquisition of identified key knowledge. Emphasis is placed on analytical thinking and questioning which will help our children gain a coherent knowledge and understanding of Britain’s past and that of the wider world and will be curious to know more about the past as they make the transition to secondary school.