History Subject Statement

NWPA curriculum Intent:

Our curriculum at North Walsall Primary Academy is designed to deliver a broad and balanced education to all of our leaners so that they are confident and able to lead successful lives. We work hard to ensure our students understand how their learning links to the wider world and receive opportunities to broaden their cultural capital so they become responsible citizens within their communities and make positive contributions.

At North Walsall Primary Academy, we want our pupils to view history as a fun and interesting subject and encourage our children to be inquisitive and want to find out more about theirs and others past. The children are encouraged, through the teaching of history, to have an understanding of the past though learning about human achievements and experiences. They will investigate sources such as pictures, stories, writing and artefacts to ask questions about the past and how these impacts the world we live in today. Children will understand our history in a chronological narrative, from the earliest times to the present day: how people’s lives have shaped where we live and how Britain has influenced and been influenced by the wider world. We aim to give the children a history curriculum which enables them to become confident, creative and independent learners.