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"There is no life that does not contribute to history."
Dorothy West

The purpose of history teaching at Corvedale Primary School is to stimulate the children’s interest and understanding about the life of people who lived in the past. We teach children that events in the past are connected to related events at the time and have a legacy, often lasting until today. We teach children a sense of chronology, and through this they develop a sense of identity and a cultural understanding based on their historical heritage. Thus they learn to value their own and other people’s cultures in modern multicultural Britain and, by considering how people lived in the past, they are better able to make their own life choices today.

In our school, history makes a significant contribution to citizenship education by teaching about how Britain developed as a democratic society. We teach children to understand how events in the past have influenced our lives today; we also teach them to investigate these past events and, by so doing, develop the skills of enquiry, analysis, interpretation and problem-solving.

Such studies should help the children to understand more about themselves as individuals and members of society.

Follow the link to the 2014 National Curriculum for History