History at Codnor Primary School reflects the purposeful journey for the whole child. In History we encourage our students to think, act and speak like those working in a historical field would: to research thoroughly, to weigh-up evidence, to understand chronology, to evaluate interpretations and develop arguments - skills which are invaluable to their future lives in education and beyond. Our carefully structured history curriculum provides opportunities additional to the National Curriculum endpoints, to build cultural capital and, through exposure in history lessons to life-skills such as British Values, tolerance and empathy, enable pupils to become well-rounded members of society in preparation for later life.
Through sequences of lessons and topics, pupils' historical skills and concepts are built, reinforced, and transferred into other contexts, allowing children to deepen their understanding and remember what they learn.
These key historical skills and concepts are:
Our pupils leave Codnor Primary School with the knowledge to think, act, and speak like a historian, and they value the transference of these skills into their everyday life, in education and beyond.