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History at Greenleas

Greenleas’ high-quality history education helps children to gain a coherent knowledge and understanding of Britain’s past and that of the wider world. It inspires curiosity to know more about the past, encouraging our children to ask perceptive questions, think critically, weigh evidence, sift arguments, and develop perspective and judgement. History helps children 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.


Our principles for History:


  1. To develop a sense of identity in our children through learning about their cultural roots and shared inheritance.

  2. To plan lessons which allow children to be creative and make links to other curriculum areas.

  3. To equip children with a range of skills and vocabulary to fully access and enjoy the subject.

  4. To ensure learning is purposeful and children immerse themselves completely in the topic as they learn about historical events and people.

  5. To help children understand the present in light of the past by gaining a coherent knowledge of Britain’s past, and developing critical thinking skills.

  6. To ensure children at Greenleas by the end of Year 4 are enthusiastic, curious and well prepared to continue their learning journey through Middle and Upper school.