We teach our pupils history through exciting topics based on three important questions ‘When?’, ‘Where?’ and ‘Why?’
At Goddard Park Community Primary School we teach History because we believe that it is an important part of our children’s learning. We strive as a school to provide our children with a high-quality education that will help them gain a coherent knowledge and understanding of Britain’s past and that of the wider world. – The National Curriculum
As a school we endeavour to help our children to understand and gain knowledge of the progression of change, the differences in societies, the relationships between different groups, the challenges of time and to gain an historical perspective by placing their growing knowledge into different contexts and understanding the connections between local, regional, national and international history.
Goddard Park Community Primary School believes the importance of our children learning about the history within the local community.
To commemorate the 100 year anniversary of the start of the First World War in 1914, Goddard Park Community Primary School has undertaken a 2 week whole school project to learn about this time which you can learn about here.
In reception children learn events that happen in the past and learn to ask the three main questions. They aim to be able to make connections between the past and present.
In KS1 our children learn to develop an awareness of the past using common words relating to the passing of time. They learn and know where people and events they study fit within a chronological framework. Confidently they can answer questions and use parts of stories and different sources of information to understand key events that happen.
In KS2 our children continue to develop chronologically secure knowledge and understanding of British, local and world history. They establish a clear narrative in and across the periods they study. The children are taught to note connections, contrasts and trends over time, they develop the appropriate use of historical terms and address and devise historically valid questions about change, cause, similarity, difference, and significance.
History holds a valuable and a great importance at Goddard Park Community Primary school; we strive as a school to provide the best educational prospects for our children.