At The Orchards School it is our intent that the History element of our curriculum will help pupils gain a coherent knowledge and understanding of Britain’s past and that of the wider world and inspire pupils’ curiosity to know more about the past. As our pupils progress, they will become equipped to ask perceptive questions, think critically, weigh evidence, sift arguments, and develop perspective and judgement. We want pupils to understand the complexity of people’s lives, the process of change, the diversity of societies and relationships between different groups. We want them to begin to reflect on their own identity and be able to talk about how we know about the past and how we develop our understanding about the past.
At The Orchards, it is our intent to build a History curriculum which develops learning and encourages children to act like historians looking at the past and sources that tell us about the past in a critical manner evaluating evidence and opinion confidently and accurately.
At The Orchards School, our children will be able to conduct historical enquiry using a variety of sources and or artefacts, interpreting their findings and communicating their historical knowledge and understanding appropriately.
At The Orchards school, language is integral to the development and progress of historical knowledge; we will give children the language to explain and justify their findings in a coherent manner and debate demonstrating their knowledge and understanding of the subject. Our curriculum will provide opportunities to use their skills in reading to further unlock the curriculum.
We want children to aim high and understand the opportunities the future could hold for them as historians. We want children to be inspired to be curators, archaeologists, researchers, archivists and historical writers.