“We are not makers of History. We are made by History.”
Martin Luther King, Jr
History is all around us. The study of history ignites children’s curiosity about the past in Britain and the wider world. Through finding out about how and why the world, our country, culture and local community have developed over time, children understand how the past influences the present. History enables children to develop a context for their growing sense of identity and a chronological framework for their knowledge of significant events and people. What they learn through history can influence their decisions about personal choices, attitudes and values.
At Dundale, our intent, when teaching history, is to stimulate the children’s curiosity and investigative skills, in order for them to develop their knowledge, skills and understanding.
Our curriculum is shaped by our school vision which aims to enable all children, regardless of background, ability, additional needs, to flourish to become the very best version of themselves they can possibly be. All our teaching originates from the National Curriculum, supported by a clear skills and knowledge progression. It is important that the children develop progressive skills needed to work as a historian throughout their time Dundale and do not just learn a series of facts about the past.
In History, pupils at Dundale, find evidence, weigh it up and reach their own conclusion. To do this successfully, as historians, they need to be able to research, interpret evidence, including primary and secondary sources, and have the necessary skills to argue for their point of view; skill that will help them in their adult life.
During the children’s learning journey at Dundale our intended
impact of the Geography curriculum is to ensure that children
Curriculum Skills and Progression (to be finalised)