History, despite its wrenching pain, cannot be unlived, but if faced with courage, need not be lived again.   Maya Angelou

At Loudwater School our intent in teaching History is to enable our children to have a secure knowledge and understanding of Britain’s past and that of the wider world.

Through our teaching, we will equip pupils to ask perceptive questions, think critically, weigh evidence, sift arguments, and develop perspective and judgement. History 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.

We ensure that the historical knowledge the children are exposed to is broad by including British history, history from European and Non-European societies as well as studying the lives and achievements of significant individuals.  Our children study events in living memory, local history, significant events since 1066 and ancient civilizations.

Through the study of history, we teach our pupils the skills of understanding historical concepts and the methods of historical enquiry to gain a broad historical perspective. 

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