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Here at Hethersett Primary School we recognise the value that a high quality history curriculum can offer to our pupils. 


All pupils are entitled to benefit from a high quality history curriculum which should inspire in pupils a curiosity and fascination about the Britain’s past and that of the wider world. Our teaching equips pupils with knowledge about the history of Britain and how it has influenced and been influenced by the wider world; know and understand about significant aspects of the history of the wider world like ancient civilisations and empires; changes in living memory and beyond living memory; learn about the lives of significant people of the past and begin to understand the complexity of people’s lives, the process of change, the relationships between different groups, as well as their own identity and the challenges of their time. Learning is linked across year groups through the use of key questions that help children understand and appreciate the narrative of human development across the ages. 


We want children to enjoy and love learning about history by gaining this knowledge and skills, not just through experiences in the classroom, but also with the use of fieldwork, immersive activities and educational visits which helps to stimulate children’s curiosity to know more about the past. 


Our history curriculum aims to fulfil the requirements of the National Curriculum for History; providing a broad, balanced and differentiated curriculum that encompasses the British Values throughout; ensuring the progressive development of historical concepts, knowledge and skills; and for the children to study life in the past. We believe that Hethersett Primary school children should learn to ask perceptive questions, think critically, weigh evidence, sift arguments, and develop perspective and judgement.