At Holly Grove Primary we believe that History provides all children with the ability to make connections with the past and therefore creating links with the world in which they live now.
History aims to inspire children to actively explore different periods of time as well as cultures in order to paint a bigger picture of how life today came about. We will teach children the skills required to be a good historian; how to research and gather information, as well as how to question information gathered for authenticity, perspective and reliability. Children will have access to a wide range of resources to aid them in their discovery and opportunities across the curriculum to present, test and evaluate their historical knowledge.
We aim to promote British Values and our school TORCH values throughout our study of History. The children will learn about the development of democratic systems around the world. They will also be encouraged to have an appreciation of the cultural and ethnic diversity of places in the UK and beyond.
At Holly Grove Primary we want all children to feel inspired, be curious and recognise that History is a very real part of their lives - so much so that they can reach out and touch the past! We want them to feel passionate about exploring their own histories and the history of the world around them. Ensuring all children have an awareness of the past that will help them to become well rounded members of our modern society.