The subject of History at Codnor Primary School reflects the purposeful journey for the whole child, equipping our pupils with the skills and knowledge necessary to excel in all aspects of life, both inside and outside of the classroom. It takes our children on a journey which provides opportunities for them to develop skills and knowledge - both academic and personal - which will ensure that success is achievable for all, regardless of circumstance.
We value the development of the whole child. Our children are not just learners - they are explorers, investigators, enthusiasts, performers, decision makers, contributors, creators, role models, members of society, and ultimately the future of our community and the world beyond it. In History we relish building the historians of the future! We ignite pupils’ curiosity and fascination about the past of our school, Britain and of the wider world, in turn deepening their sense of chronology.
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 NC 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 our in-depth and carefully sequenced lessons, pupils' historical skills and concepts are transferable to whichever period of History is being studied and will equip pupils for both their future learning and future life.
These key historical skills and concepts are:
Our pupils leave Codnor Primary School with the knowledge to think like a historian, act like a historian and speak like a historian, and they value the transference of these skills into their everyday life, in education and beyond.