Purpose of study
A high-quality history education will help pupils gain a coherent knowledge and understanding of Britain’s past and that of the wider world. It should inspire pupils’ curiosity to know more about the past. Teaching should equip pupils to ask perceptive questions, think critically, weigh evidence, sift arguments, and develop perspective and judgement. History helps pupils 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.
The national curriculum for history aims to ensure that all pupils:
History lessons at Salford Priors
Children are inspired to learn about Britain's past and that of the wider world through carefully chosen topics and themes. Studies of William Shakespeare help children understanding where they live in Warwickshire and links well with their English topics to help reinforce learning. We are lucky to have the RSC on our doorstep and links with the education department in Stratford have led to trained RSC teachers visit to teach children about key Shakespeare texts.