At Springfield, our aim is to help children become inquisitive and analytical historians. We want to provide them with a wealth of knowledge and evidence that will enable them to examine, explore and draw their own conclusions about the past, present and future. We have a high-quality history curriculum which will inspire in children a curiosity and fascination about Britain’s past and that of the wider world. Our curriculum takes in to account the location of the school and the content of the National Curriculum to ensure our children have an accurate understanding of the history of the world in which they live. The essential historical knowledge has been carefully sequenced to ensure it builds within a year, across years and across subjects. We want our children to enjoy and love learning about history by gaining knowledge and skills, not just through experiences in the classroom, but also with the use of fieldwork and educational visits.

We aim to ensure that all of our children have the essential characteristics of a historian:

  • The ability to think critically about history and communicate ideas confidently and to a range of audiences
  • A respect for historical evidence and the ability to make robust and critical use of it to support their explanations and judgements
  • A passion for history and an enthusiastic engagement in learning, which develops their sense of curiosity about the past and their understanding of how and why people interpret the past in different ways
  • A desire to embrace challenging activities, including opportunities to undertake high-quality research across a range of history topics
  • An excellent knowledge and understanding of people, events and contexts from a range of historical concepts and processes
  • The ability to think, reflect, debate, discuss and evaluate the past, formulating questions and lines of enquiry

History Documents

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