At Penwortham Primary School, we want our children to have a knowledge and understanding of Britain’s past and that of the wider world. We want our children to be inspired and curious about the past, 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.
We teach children a sense of chronology, and an appreciation of how their local area has changed over time. The study of the lives of significant people supports our school ‘My Personal Best’ values through exemplifying the qualities we seek to develop in our pupils. We teach children to understand how events in the past have influenced our lives today; we also teach them to investigate these past events and by doing so, children will be equipped to ask perceptive questions, think critically, weigh evidence, sift arguments and develop perspective and judgements.
We want our children to enjoy and love learning about history by gaining knowledge and skills in the classroom, supplemented by artefacts, fieldwork and historical visits wherever possible. The following skills are central to history learning at Penwortham Primary School. We aim for our pupils to be able to:
- Investigate and interpret the past
- Build an overview of world history
- Understand chronology
- Communicate historically
- Understand aspects of local history and their relationship to the history of the UK and the world.
History supports our development of all pupils through 'My Personal Best' and through the values of: respect, problem solving, curiosity and responsibility.