“Memories of our lives, of our works and our deeds will continue in others.” Rosa Parks

The aim of our history curriculum at Hinchley Wood Primary School is to stimulate the pupil’s interest and curiosity about the past. To help build a sense of self, identity and place in the world, we believe in the importance of starting, and building our curriculum around, the child. Our Early Years and KS1 curriculum are designed closely around the pupil’s own experiences; in KS2, the pupils build on these strong foundations. We study a range of topics which allow the pupils to develop their knowledge and understanding of history in the local area, within the United Kingdom and the wider world. They learn about the ways in which events, people and civilisations have shaped and influenced the world.

All of our topics are framed by enquiry questions which direct the pupil’s thinking and enable them to develop their historical skills such as selecting and recording information relevant to the area of enquiry, whilst gaining an in-depth knowledge of the subject. The pupils are encouraged to examine how and why things have changed, to investigate similarities and differences and to develop their sense of chronology. We believe that pupils learn best when they are fully immersed in a topic – this allows them to become real historians themselves. Opportunities to work with a variety of sources are given regularly and, wherever possible, the pupils are able to handle artefacts and take part in enrichment activities such as workshops and trips

History5year 3 visit to hampton court palace

History road map