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History is an inspiring and exciting subject that should open a window of curiosity in children. At Gwladys Street Primary School, we strive to open the window and to nurture curiosity in children that leaves them wanting to find out more about the past.


The National Curriculum for Primary History says that “A high-quality history education will help pupils gain a coherent knowledge and understanding of Britain’s past and that of the wider world. It should inspire pupils’ curiosity to know more about the past.”.

Aims and objectives:
o      To arouse interest in the past and help pupils to understand the present in the context of the past.
o      To help give pupils a sense of identity and an understanding of their own cultural roots and shared inheritances.
o      To learn about the major issues and events in the history of our country and of the world and to contribute to pupils knowledge and understanding of the countries and


o      To understand the nature of evidence by emphasising history as a process of enquiry and by developing the range of skills required to interpret primary and secondary sources.

Here are some links to the National Curriculum Programme of Study for History


Here are some links to history websites that may be helpful