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Our History curriculum aims to inspire children’s curiosity about the past and the present.

Children will learn about people, places and times, whilst developing a critical understanding of historical events and how these have impacted on the world that they live in.

Our children will investigate:

  • Changes within living memory
  • Significant events beyond living memory; for example, the Great Fire of London and The Gun Powder Plot
  • The lives of significant individuals in the past who have contributed to national and international achievements.
  • Significant historical events, people and places in their own locality.

At Hatherley we encourage important skills such as historical enquiry, an understanding of chronology and build on children’s knowledge and interpretation skills. We also teach children to handle historical artefacts with care and that there are a wide range of sources of evidence; some of which can be more reliable than others.

Our History curriculum helps children to gain a coherent knowledge and understanding of Britain’s past and that of the wider world.