Historical, geographical and social understanding fire’s learner’s curiosity and imagination about who we are, where we have come from, where we live and where we might be going next.
It connects the past with the present and the future, helps learners make sense of their place in the world and is central to their development as informed, active and responsible citizens. This area of learning encourages learners to investigate the world around them, from the Bailiwick to the global.
They learn about the impact of their actions on the planet and understand the importance of developing a future that is sustainable. Through exploring cultures, beliefs, values, human rights and responsibilities, learners develop a deeper understanding of themselves and others, and a sense of belonging. They see how societies are organised and shaped by people’s values and actions, and how communities can live and work together.
Learners learn about diversity and interdependence, fairness, justice and democracy. They begin to understand how events that happened in the Bailiwick and United Kingdom long ago or in other countries can affect our lives today and how our actions can shape our future.
Our intent is to help pupils gain a coherent knowledge and understanding of Britain’s past, Guernsey and that of the wider world. We aim to inspire pupils’ curiosity about the past and to help them to learn more about the past. We aim to enable children to ask perceptive questions, think critically, weigh evidence, sift arguments, and develop perspective and judgement. Through the teaching of History we endeavour to teach children 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 the challenges of their time. We teach Historical skills from the Bailiwick curriculum through the content of the Unity Curriculum.
What are the aims for the History curriculum?
(i.e. What do we want students to be able to know and do by the time they leave La Mare De Carteret Primary School?)
· To be able to sort historical events chronologically and articulate how one time period links to another
· To understand how history is documented and their role in creating history
· To determine the validity of different sources and use these appropriately to interpret what happened in the past
· To have an understanding of abstract concepts and give examples of events in the past that demonstrate these (e.g. empire, democracy, nation, authority)