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Through high quality teaching of History at Bilton Grange School we endeavour to teach the children to gain a coherent knowledge and understanding of Britain’s past and that of the wider world.

We provide carefully planned and challenging lessons that enable our pupils to ask perceptive questions, think critically, evaluate evidence and examine the arguments in order to form their own opinions.

Primary 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 that of society today.

We have a cross curricular themed approach that is knowledge rich, carefully building upon the child’s previous knowledge with small sequential steps.

Our approach is underpinned by the four curriculum drivers that are at the heart of everything we do.

  • Collaboration
  • Communication
  • Creative Arts
  • Community

A balance of activities will be provided to help support the learning of fundamental British values.

These also support the provision for personal development and enhance children’s cultural capital within the subject.

"The biggest challenge facing the great teachers and communicators of history is not to teach history itself, nor even the lessons of history, but why history matters. We know that history matters, we know that it is thrilling, absorbing, fascinating, delightful and infuriating, that it is life."

Stephen Fry, Making History

Primary History helps our pupils to build their knowledge and understanding.

Pupils will know and understand the history of Britain and see the chronological narrative from the earliest times to the present day.

They will know about significant historical aspects and events of the wider world, using concepts such as continuity, change, similarity and difference to enable them to make connections and create their own structured accounts including narratives and analyses.

They will know how methods of historical enquiry and contrasting interpretations can be used to make historical claims and will begin to express their own opinions.

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