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Mickley Village Primary
& Nursery School




Our history curriculum is designed to develop a love of the subject. We want to ignite all children’s curiosity about the past and to learn more about themselves, the community they live in and the wider world. We offer opportunities for the children to learn more about their local history. We recognise the importance of teaching vocabulary and specific historical skills alongside historical knowledge so that we can develop skillful historians. All children are encouraged to think like historians and develop their skills, including historical enquiry. We use an enquiry-based approach to do this as we believe that those meaningful experiences will turn short term knowledge into long term memory. We provide opportunities to ask questions, think critically, weigh evidence, sift arguments and develop prospective and judgements. There is a strong emphasis on developing children’s other skills such as understanding of chronology, changes within a time and across time periods and cause and consequence.