Welcome to our History Page!
Aims, Objectives and Intent:
A high-quality History education will help pupils gain a coherent knowledge and understanding of Britain’s past and that of the wider world. It should inspire pupils’ curiosity to know more about the past. Teaching should equip pupils to ask perceptive questions, think critically, weigh evidence, sift arguments, and develop perspective and judgement. History helps pupils 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.
The National Curriculum for History aims to ensure that all pupils:
- Know and understand the history of these islands as a coherent, chronological narrative, from the earliest times to the present day: how people’s lives have shaped this nation and how Britain has influenced and been influenced by the wider world
- Know and understand significant aspects of the history of the wider world: the nature of ancient civilisations; the expansion and dissolution of empires; characteristic features of past non European societies; achievements and follies of mankind
- Gain and deploy a historically grounded understanding of abstract terms such as ‘empire’, ‘civilisation’, ‘parliament’ and ‘peasantry’
- Understand historical concepts such as continuity and change, cause and consequence, similarity, difference and significance, and use them to make connections, draw contrasts, analyse trends, frame historically-valid questions and create their own structured accounts, including written narratives and analyses
- Understand the methods of historical enquiry, including how evidence is used rigorously to make historical claims, and discern how and why contrasting arguments and interpretations of the past have been constructed
- Gain historical perspective by placing their growing knowledge into different contexts, understanding the connections between local, regional, national and international history; between cultural, economic, military, political, religious and social history; and between short- and long-term timescales
Fairsnape have been learning lots about British
Fairsnape have gone back in time to Ancient
Rome (with a bit of help from today’s
Great Fire of London KS1
100 YEAR ANNIVERSARY – ARMISTICE DAY
In preparation for the event at the Guild Hall on 11/11/18 – one hundred years since the Great War, the children of Fairsnape class have been busy little bees. From creating giant artwork, designing a 2 metre tall poem, sharing their family Great War history, painting army helmets for the play, creating a 2 metre suffragette banner … the list goes on! The children have works incredibly hard to bring the memory of the Great War to life. In English, they have created beautiful poetry and wrote some heart-warming diaries from the front-line. They children have really taken to the topic and have enjoyed every second of it!