“A people without the knowledge of their past history, origin and culture is like a tree without roots.” – Marcus Garvey
The aim of the History curriculum at Sherrier is to stimulate the children’s interest and understanding about life of people who lived in the past. We teach children a sense of chronology, and through this they develop a sense of identity and a cultural understanding based on their historical heritage. They learn to value their own and other people’s cultures in modern multicultural Britain by considering how people lived in the past, they are able to make their own life choices today. We teach children to understand how events in the past have influenced our lives today. We also teach them to investigate these past event and by doing this, the children develop the skills of enquiry, analysis, interpretation and problem- solving. By the end of Year 6 we hope that children have deepened their knowledge and understanding of the world and that they go out into the world and make a difference in the world for good.