Subject Coordinator: Miss Harper
At Athelstan we aim to stimulate children’s interest and understanding about the life of people who lived in the past and ways in which it differs from the present. We believe that learning about the past helps children to make sense of the world in which they live and to develop analytical thinking.
At Athelstan we believe that the study of history makes a valuable contribution to their understanding of all aspects of life giving a sense of identify and heritage. What they learn through history can influence their decisions about personal choices, attitudes and values.
At Athelstan, our intent is to stimulate the children’s curiosity
At Athelstan the teaching and learning of history focuses on enabling children to think as historians.
To ensure that pupils develop a secure knowledge that they can build on, our history curriculum is organised into a progression model that outlines the skills, knowledge and vocabulary to be taught in a sequentially coherent way.
The key concepts in history we plan a progression for as follows: