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The importance of History and the new National Curriculum

History provides opportunities to stimulate the children’s interest and understanding about the life of people who lived in the past. The children learn a sense of chronology, and through this they develop a sense of identity and a cultural understanding based on their historical heritage. Thus they learn to value their own and other people’s cultures in modern multicultural Britain. Children can begin to understand and explain how events from the past have shaped our lives today.

The New Curriculum focuses on developing children's chronological understanding, enquiry skills and discovering local history. The children use enquiry skills at Longmoor by posing their own questions around the topic and using a wide range of resources such as: books, artefacts, videos, first hand experiences and the internet to explore the answers.

Our Topic Wows!

We love to inspire the children when they begin a new topic by having a topic 'wow' day! WOW days allow the children to instantly be hooked on the History topic and constantly want to learn more. They also provide lasting memories for the children of their time here at Longmoor Primary school, as they constantly recall activities and facts they have learnt from a particular WOW day through their school journey, that they will keep with them for a long time. WOW days may consist of food tasting, dressing up, school trips, arts and crafts, making and creating or having outside companies come in for educational workshops. 

History Curriculum Information