At Middle Park we see history as a key subject in developing pupil’s enquiry skills. With real life events, places and people featuring as a key aspect in History, the study of this subject equips children with a range of situations to ask questions, make predictions and test theories. While the study of history may develop their knowledge of the past, the skills developed within this subject open up the doors for a range of careers. Learning about how people interact, and the motives and emotions behind the actions of different people in the past can develop a good skill set for working with others. Learning to locate and sift facts as our children investigate aspects of history and a range of historical evidence can give children the confidence to believe in their own views and judgements. If children are able to learn about the past, they are able to make sense of the world they live in today, and it is through this understanding that our children will be prepared for the real world.
Inspiration and questions are the drivers behind the delivery of this subject in every classroom. We inspire the children to get excited about the past through our enquiry into different aspects of history, which encourage and motivate our children to ask questions and investigate evidence from the past. We activate their curiosity using a range of historical sources, educational trips, stories, local history studies, drama role play, creative writing and even through the use of our virtual reality headsets.
In history our children are able to refine a fast growing set of already developed skills. They thrive as they continue to question, research, conclude and communicate what they find out about the past within this subject.