‘We are not makers of history. We are made by history.’
Martin Luther King
How is History taught at Mousehold Infant and Nursery School?
At Mousehold Infant and Nursery School, we aim to deliver a history curriculum that is accessible to all and that will maximise the outcomes for every child so that they know more, remember more, and understand more. Our teaching of history will help pupils gain a secure knowledge and understanding of Britain’s past and that of the wider world. The curriculum is structured in a way that allows for children to make links between current and previous learning. Teachers use the long-term plans for history to make comparisons between historical periods previously taught, developing children’s chronological knowledge and understanding.
We want children to be curious to know more about the past and to have the skills required to explore their own interests. History lessons focus on working as historians and developing historical skills, and there are many opportunities for the curriculum to be enriched through historical visits, visitors, and events held in school.
We aim to enable children to ask perceptive questions, think critically, weigh evidence, sift arguments, and develop perspective and judgement. It is important for children to develop a sense of identity through learning about the past, and we want them to know how history has shaped their own lives. Using our local area and around the school allows us to showcase history all around us in the world. Our vision is to create young, enthusiastic historians who want to help challenge and shape our world in the future.