Through the study of History, pupils at Folksworth Primary School will discover a curiosity and interest in the world around them and their place within it. In line with our school vision, they learn about the three strands of local, national and world history and the links between all three. They will learn about key events and civilisations of the past and about the people who lived through them, as well as about the key drivers of change over time and how these have shaped our present local community and the wider world. We teach our pupils a broad History curriculum to spark their interests and deepen their understanding of the links between different periods.
Our History curriculum teaches pupils historical skills such as chronological understanding, an understanding of change over time and the impact and legacy of such changes, alongside extending their knowledge about the past. Pupils have the opportunity to sequence events, ask questions, consider different sources and so develop critical thinking skills and their own opinions. The teaching of these skills is carefully planned to build on prior learning so that by the time they leave Folksworth, pupils are confident in analysing evidence and giving a balanced view.
As much as possible, we aim to bring learning to life with hands on experiences. Pupils have opportunities to visit key places of local and national historical interest.