At Belmont, we strive for all our pupils to have the opportunity to develop their curiosity about the past. We want them to understand that history is not only about recalling historical facts and dates, but also about encouraging our young historians to become detectives who explore the past in an exciting way. We teach our children to be open minded and enquiring thinkers who understand cause and effect. We want them to understand how people have lived in the past and compare this to modern life. We love to provide first hand experiences through handling real artefacts wherever possible. At Belmont, it is integral to us that we build the cultural capital of all our pupils. We arrange visits to relevant sites of historical interest in the region, as well as inviting in specialists for in-school workshops. All of these experiences will bring the children as close as possible to the past. We teach that history can provide us with insight into our cultures of origin as well as cultures with which we might be less familiar, therefore increasing our children’s cross-cultural awareness and understanding.
Details of the History curriculum including how it is taught and evaluated along with how we support children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities can found in the documents below.