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History

At Langshott Primary School History is highly valued and provides the opportunity for every child to explore the past including their own past. It is our aim to inspire pupil's curiosity to know more about the past with the passion, confidence and skills they need to do this. The children consider history from a personal, local and national perspective, learning about significant eras, people, events and places. With the introduction of the new National Curriculum (2014) pupils are developing their sense of chronology with the use of timelines and discovering how this relates to their own life. Pupils develop an understanding of the history of Britain, how lives have shaped this nation and how Britain has influenced and has been influenced by the wider world.

Pupils develop their historical enquiry through a variety of ways, research, oral accounts, art, drama, Computing and by using primary, secondary sources and artefacts. Most importantly History at Lansghott Primary school is fun. Pupils are given the opportunity to live history through class trips such as the Cutty Sark to see what live was really like.

Pupils' spiritual, moral, social and cultural development has an important role in preparing children for adult life, employment and lifelong learning. It enables them to develop respect for and sensitivity to others, and enables children to challenge prejudice. SMSC contributes to children's well-being and promotes ways in which communities can live and work together. At Langshott Primary School we promote pupils SMSC development in history through both planned and spontaneous opportunities. We also look at British Values and how Britain has been shaped by our past. The following is an example of some of the opportunities that we provide:

  • appreciating and valuing their own identity - their links with the past and the impact of past events on their own present existence - Year 2 fire of London, EYFS All about Me
  • valuing past human achievement and spirituality - Year 2- Florence Nightingale, Year 1 The History of flight
  • willingness to reflect on their experiences , sense of enjoyment and fascination in learning about themselves and the world around them - EYFS Ladyland Farm trip, Year 1 Brooklands trip, The Cutty Sark, Year 2 London Zoo
  • ability to recognise the difference between right and wrong, readily apply this to their own lives and, in so doing, respect the civil and criminal law of England. Acceptance and engagement with the fundamental British values of democracy and rule of law - Year 2 Henry the eighth, Year 1 People who help us - The police now and in the past
  • Understanding and appreciating the range of different cultures within school and further a field as an essential element of their preparation for life in modern Britain - Year 3 The Romans
  • willingness to participate in a variety of communities and social settings, including by volunteering, cooperating well with others and being able to resolve conflicts - Year 3 Stone Age to Iron Age