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A high-quality history education equips pupils to think critically, weigh evidence, sift arguments, and develop perspective and judgement. A knowledge of Britain’s past, and our place in the world helps us understand the challenges of our own time.


The aims of history education at Haydn are:


  • To foster pupils’ enjoyment and interest in learning about the past
  • To develop children’s knowledge and understanding of Britain’s past: how people and events have shaped the nation and how Britain has influenced the world
  • To develop pupils’ sense of chronology so that they understand British history as a coherent, chronological narrative and are also familiar with the broad outlines of European and world history
  • To gain historical perspective by placing their growing knowledge into different contexts, understanding the connections between local, regional, national and international history; between cultural, economic, military, political, religious and social history; and between short- and long-term timescales.
  • To develop children’s understanding of important historical concepts and abstract terms so that they can use them in discussions and written accounts of past events.
  • To develop in children the skills of enquiry, investigation, analysis of evidence, evaluation and presentation.


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