At North Tawton Primary 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 about the world around them.
As our pupils progress, they will become equipped to ask perceptive questions, think critically, weigh evidence, use subject specific vocabulary, 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, as well as their own identity and the challenges of their time. We aim to deliver the curriculum in a hands on way engaging way, making use of experience days, trips, artefact handling and making the most of our diverse local heritage sites.
The national curriculum for history aims to ensure that all pupils