Our vision for history at Cavendish is for our children to recognise that history is all around us. We aim to stimulate children’s curiosity and understanding about the past and how it has shaped the present in Britain and the wider world. We advocate a consistent approach throughout school by offering a progressive enquiry based framework. Children will develop their knowledge of chronology, British, Ancient and world history, including significant people and putting local history at the heart, so that children know where they live and go to school and appreciate the important issues of human diversity, different beliefs, cultures and values of different people in society.
Through our teaching of history we aim to:
- Fire children’s interest and understanding about people who lived in the past in Britain and the wider world and leave them wanting to find out more by providing quality first teaching.
- To encourage thinking about how the past influences the present, thinking about cause and effect.
- To understand how Britain is part of a wider European culture.
- To help children understand society and their place within their community and the world, so they develop a sense of cultural heritage and brilliant citizenship.
- To develop pupils’ thinking skills and develop pupils as active learners and give them a love for history.