At Mayplace we recognise that in a fast and ever-changing world, history is an invaluable subject to pique the curiosity of children about the world and how to develop as a global citizen. Our history curriculum ensures that we understand the importance of children
seeing their own cultural capital reflected in a well-planned, rich and stimulating curriculum. A good history education increases the children’s level and breadth of knowledge and understanding of their own and others cultural capital. This encompasses a multitude of viewpoints in national and international history.
In history children are given key facts and then given the opportunity to use and apply their knowledge using a variety of strategies. This ensures that our children retain and apply their knowledge whilst also providing opportunities for children to express their views and opinions about events and people. Lessons are sequenced to build on children’s prior learning; this way they are able to make links with past history learning.
Our history curriculum gives children the opportunity to understand why things are the way they are, and process how society has changed over time. If they understand context, they are far more likely to be empathetic to other people’s struggles and able to tackle problems in society head-on.