Brierley Primary School  

Brierley Primary School > The Curriculum > History

The teaching of history inspires pupils’ curiosity about the past in Britain and the wider world.  Pupils consider how the past influences the present and what past societies were like.  As they do this, pupils develop a chronological framework for their knowledge of significant events and people. They see the diversity of human experience, and understand more about themselves as individuals and members of society.  Pupils are encouraged to think like historians, find evidence, weigh it up and reach their own conclusions.  To do this they need to be able to research, sift through evidence, and argue for their point of view.  Wherever possible, historical artefacts and educational visits are used to enhance the learning experience.


The school aims to encourage pupils to: 

·            Have a lasting interest in, and enjoyment of, learning about the past.

·            Develop a sense of time (chronology), recognising how time is measured and that some things
             change and some things stay the same;

·            Investigate how and why events happen and how they may be linked;

·            Consider what it was like to live in different periods and what motivated the people who lived then;

·            Recognise that there are some things we can never know about the past and that history has to be
             constructed from evidence that has survived;

·            Understand that people interpret the past differently and use different ways to present their ideas.



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