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History Intent Statement

We believe, at Peakirk-cum-Glinton CofE, that high-quality history lessons, often about ordinary people and how they lived, inspire and enthuse children to develop their historical knowledge. Our children regularly address and devise historically valid questions about change, cause, similarity and difference, and significance. They create informed responses that involve thoughtful selection and organisation of relevant historical information and understand how our knowledge of the past is constructed from a range of quality primary and secondary sources. Through storytelling and repeated historical concepts, we provide the opportunity to investigate and interpret the past, understand chronology and build an overview of Britain’s past as well as that of the wider world. Our local community is steeped in architectural history across the ages, ranging from churches to Iron Age settlements. In addition, we want our children to gain experiences outside of our school community, and our history curriculum will embrace inclusion of often-underrepresented groups in history and provide positive role models that every child can relate and aspire to emulate. While understanding that people of other times and places may have had different attitudes and values from ours, our children have a sense of social responsibility, respect for diversity and a willingness to engage with sensitive and controversial issues. They are proud of themselves, their communities and their place.

Historical Concepts