History teaching at Holly Grove follows our belief that all children have access to and receive a high quality broad and balanced curriculum regardless of ability, additional needs, race, gender or background.
A high-quality history education will help pupils prepare for life as citizens of 21st century Britain. It is through knowledge of how our society came to be that we can successfully prepare for the future. Teaching should equip pupils to ask perceptive questions, think critically, weigh evidence, sift arguments, and develop perspective and judgement. History helps pupils 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.
Through our curriculum children will learn about the rich British history from the Stone Age through to the Viking era along with key events in our history beyond 1066, this provides wonderful opportunities to investigate British Values and how they, along with our society, have been shaped. In their learning children will also investigate the history of societies from the wider world to help promote respect and tolerance for other cultures and beliefs.
Black History Month
As part of our History and Values curriculums, children and staff across the school have been learning about significant events and individuals who made a difference to society, the world and the lives of Black people around the world and here in the UK. In Early Years the children have been finding out about the Crimean nurse Mary Seacole, in Y1 the children learnt about the first black female astronaut Mae Jemison and in Y2 how Rosa Parks triggered a change in Black rights.
Y3/4 researched and created biographies of the British Olympian Mo Farah and in Y5/6 the children investigates a significant event in Black history.