At Storrington Primary, we seek to bring the past to life through inspiring first hand experiences such drama, art, trips and visitors. We plan opportunities for the children to learn outdoors and wherever possible, make links with our local community and surroundings to enhance the children’s’ enquiry skills.
Our aim is that the children develop a strong sense of themselves in an ever changing world and understand how the actions of today are the history of tomorrow.
We aspire to develop children with the following essential characteristics to enable them to become historians:
- An excellent knowledge and understanding of people, events and contexts from a range of historical periods, including significant events in Britain’s past;
- Learning about the concept of chronology, which underpins children's developing sense of period, as well as key concepts such as change and causation.
- The ability to think critically about history and communicate ideas confidently to a range of audiences;
- The ability to support, evaluate and challenge their own and others’ views using historical evidence from a range of sources;
- The ability to think, reflect, debate, discuss and evaluate the past by formulating and refining questions and lines of enquiry;
- A respect for historical evidence and the ability to make critical use of it to support their learning;
- A desire to embrace challenging activities, including opportunities to undertake high-quality research across a range of history topics;
- A developing sense of curiosity about the past and how and why people interpret the past in different ways.