At Chesterfield, we want our children to love history. Within our teaching of history, we aim to help pupils gain a coherent knowledge and understanding of Britain’s past and that of the wider world. Our curriculum will stimulate pupils’ curiosity to know more about the past and equip pupils to ask perceptive questions, think critically, weigh evidence, construct arguments, and develop perspective and judgement. Our history curriculum helps pupils to understand the complexity of people’s lives, the process of change, the diversity of societies and relationships between different groups, as well as their own identity and the challenges of their time.
In line with our curriculum driver, developing aspirations and possibilities for all, we want children to have no limits to what their ambitions are and grow up wanting to be museum curators, archaeologists or research analysts. Our curriculum drivers of communication, oracy, reading, aspirations and inclusion for all shape every aspect of history, are embedded in teaching and learning and develop the child as a whole.