The intent of our History curriculum is to deliver a high quality curriculum which is accessible to all and that will maximise the outcomes for every child so that they know more, remember more and understand more. As a result of this children will:
Gain a coherent historical knowledge and understanding of Britain and the wider world, including ancient civilisations.
Develop and use their historical skills in enquiry, analysis, evaluation, and argument.
Develop and maintain their interest in the past, arousing their curiosity and motivation to learn.
Ask perceptive questions, think critically, weigh evidence, sift arguments, and develop perspective and judgement.
Develop a sense of identity through learning about the past within a social, political, cultural and economic background.
Develop a sense of chronology and understand where the ancient civilisations fit on a historical timeline. Our children will be able to name some similarities and differences between ancient civilisations.
Foster a love of history and for finding out about the past. As Sylvester Academy we aim to develop the “Historian” in every child. Our children will learn to question whether sources are valid and reliable or have they been written with bias? These skills will equip them for life.