The history curriculum at Eastwick meets the requirements of the National Curriculum and is in accordance with the school’s Curriculum Intent. Therefore, it prepares children to be ‘Ready for Everything’ in their futures in terms of:
- Success in the next stage of their education and beyond: by providing knowledge and understanding of the past and some significant events throughout history; by providing a secure understanding of chronology; by providing children with the ability to draw inferences and make their own conclusions based on what they have seen and studied; by developing disciplinary knowledge that will equip them to further develop their historical understanding in the next stage of their education.
- Their ability to navigate life’s personal Challenge: by inspiring inquiry and curiosity, developing a love of asking questions and wanting to know more; by developing children’s ability to listen, reflect, form opinions, empathise, agree and disagree on historical matters.
- Understanding their place in communities at global, national and local levels and seize the Opportunity of the future: by learning and demonstrating the school values in how they collaborate in their learning, and how they discuss and form opinions about historical events; by learning how to use historical thinking to understand not only the past, but the current ever-changing world and the interconnectedness between countries.