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History

 

History at Honeywell inspires curiosity and fascination about the world and its people, whilst helping our pupils develop their critical thinking skills and ethical compass in meaningful contexts. Our History curriculum embeds our rights respecting values by enabling our pupils to be proud of their individuality whilst developing respect and tolerance for all.

 

The curriculum is designed to develop our pupils’ ability to ask perceptive questions, think critically, and weigh evidence and arguments to develop perspective and judgement. We make links between history and other curriculum subject areas to deepen our pupils’ perspectives and understanding. Using different historical eras and topics the children investigate how political, social, economic, technological and religious factors have impacted people’s lives, both in Britain and the wider wold, and brought about change. They study a diverse range of societies and compare relationships within and between these exploring how societies across the world have shaped and influenced each other.

 

Our curriculum enables our pupils to become caring young people who have the skills to live in modern Britain as responsible citizens, who understand themselves, the world, and know that they can be active participants in shaping the future.

 

Pupils are able to build up their understanding of key periods of time from around the world and key events in our local history. We draw on the diverse background of the learners at our school to develop a broad and balanced view of the past through working with members of the school community and relating our work to the cultural climate of the day.  Pupils are able to use artefacts, photographs and digital resources, as well as taking advantage of the wealth of museums, places of historical interest and people, easily accessed from our school.

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