History at Outwood
At Outwood, we believe a high-quality history education will help pupils gain a coherent knowledge and understanding of Britain’s past and that of the wider world. We aim to inspire our pupils’ curiosity to know more about the past by bringing it to life in exciting ways. Through archeological digs to exploring and handling artefacts the teaching at Outwood aims to equip pupils to be 'curious' and ask questions, think critically, and develop perspective and judgement. History helps pupils to understand the complexity of people’s lives over time, the process of change, the diversity of societies and relationships between different groups. Our broad History curriculum at Outwood encourages the children to gain a sense of their own identity within a social, cultural, economic and political background.
We encourage our children to build on previous knowledge through providing regular retrieval opportunities within the curriculum, this helps children to deepen their understanding of certain topics, make links and construct a historical understanding of events over time.