At Oxley Primary School, our history curriculum is built upon developing the pupil’s desire to build their historical knowledge and understanding. We achieve this by delivering engaging and informative history lessons that use a variety of teaching strategies and learning outcomes. In order to build their background knowledge and cultural capital, we expect children to learn and remember the information taught during these sessions. Alongside knowledge, we also believe it is crucial that children learn and build on their historical skills, develop their curiosity about historical events and build their intrigue in past civilisations. In order to achieve this, pupils are encouraged to question, analyse, interpret and investigate events and eras of the past. It is crucial that our children focus on both knowledge and skills in history to support their understanding of historical change and human progress.
It is our intention at Oxley that the history curriculum stimulates the children’s enthusiasm to be deep thinkers and open-minded individuals who can confidently communicate their ideas and make connections between past and present civilisations and events.