Normanton Altofts Junior School

Approaches to History


At Altofts Junior School, we want all of our pupils to have an understanding of the past and how history will shape the future. We believe that high-quality history lessons encourage critical thinking; enhance the ability to weigh evidence and generate arguments; develop chronological understanding and allow pupils to develop their sense of perspective. Over and above all this, we want our pupils to be passionate about history. Our History Curriculum incorporates topics which foster awe and wonder and actively motivate children to ask ‘why’. Wherever possible links are made across subjects and links are placed into context. The learning objectives we use draw from the knowledge and skills included in the National Curriculum, placing a strong focus on historical vocabulary and abstract terms so that our pupils can talk accurately and confidently about the subject. 


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