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At Cherry Orchard Primary School our intention is to provide quality teaching and learning of History.  We aim:

  • To promote an interest in the past
  • To develop an understanding of events over time and in a chronological order
  • To learn about the roles that individuals and events have played in shaping modern society
  • To develop an ability to investigate and interpret different versions of past events
  • To learn to study historical evidence and to ask and answer questions about the past
  • To develop the ability to communicate historical knowledge and understanding using a variety of techniques
  • To encourage children to understand other people, their beliefs, thoughts, values and experiences
  • To develop an awareness of the world around them
  • To develop an understanding of society and their place within it, so that they acquire a sense of their cultural heritage
  • To develop a knowledge and understanding of historical development in the wider world.