“History is who we are and why we are the way we are.”
David McCullough, historian.
At TLA, our aim is to encourage pupils to develop a love for learning about history and an understanding and appreciation of how the past has shaped our lives.
We provide our children with a rich and balanced curriculum through which they can learn the skills to become a successful historian: understanding the methods of historical enquiry and questioning the reliability of sources.
Our curriculum has been designed to cover all the skills, knowledge and understanding as set out in the National Curriculum. Our topics have been selected to build upon children’s understanding of Britain’s past and that of the wider world and have been organised into a coherent model which challenges children to use their historical skills to delve deeper.
Our aims for our pupils are:
To develop a sense of chronology - initially of their own lives, and then historical periods which allows children to see the broad picture of how the world has changed over time and how historical events fit together.
Inspire a curiosity about the wider world.
Develop key knowledge about the past, both in Britain and the wider world.
Begin to understand the complexity of people’s lives, the process of change, the diversity of societies and relationships between different groups, as well as their own identity and challenges of their time.