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Verwood Church of England First School and Nursery

History

“History studies not just facts and institutions, its real subject is the human spirit.”

Numa Denis Fustel de Coulanges

Our creative topic approach to teaching the curriculum ensures that History often provides the basis of many of our topics. We believe in providing our children with a range of opportunities to enable them to learn in a questioning environment; we facilitate this through an enquiry approach, which encourages children to learn History through big question led enquiries about significant events, people and changes. The history curriculum places much emphasis on the big picture of history, chronological understanding and making sense of how it all fits together. Our topic approach allows the children to make logical links between subjects, thus giving them a more rounded picture of the world they live in. The children will be provided with many exciting opportunities to learn about the continuities and changes between periods and how the past influences the present. As children develop a chronological framework for their knowledge of significant events and people, they will recognise the diversity of human experience and understand more about themselves as individuals and members of society.